Thanks aa los banos, Birma and DA, actually the old KM5D would probably do a pretty good job even now with a top class lens I think.
We had a family get together the other day at a local tavern (this one has a function area and nice meals) for my fathers 90th birthday, I was talking to Dick and commented that the steak wasn’t as good as those Coleman R. steaks (knowing that this is the time of year for a trip up there); he said we mightn’t be sampling those for a while; and when I asked why’s that? He said he’d been in touch with the aboriginal mission about a possible campsite, (they control four sites, if ‘control’ and ‘campsites’ are the right words), but in any case you pay them $25 for the site access for a week (the definition of week seems quite flexible as well), anyway they said it had been raining a lot so the track into the area was very boggy at the moment i.e. impassable. Bit of a shame as there is a lot of photography to be had there; I remember one morning there was a Sea Eagle cruising up the river over the mangroves on the other side from the camp whereupon it was accosted by a couple of Kites, there was quite a dogfight for little while as I stood there with a cup of coffee in hand instead of a camera…The Eagle did a u-turn eventually and flew off back the way it came, harried by the Kites for some distance…I realized later the Kites probably had a nest with young somewhere nearby in the mangroves.