With a day off I decided to pack the truck and really explore the country west of Lake Wyalla. I wanted to get a feel for the terrain, see what birds were about as well as any other wildlife.
The trip would take me into gullies, across the top of hills and into far corners. The contrasts in Australia are immense. I always get the feeling of being so small and insignificant.
At Rustlers roost I found a wallaroo. For my overseas readers this is like a Kangaroo, only darker and much more solidly built. Their eating patterns are different to that of the Kangaroo as well. He was enjoying the shelter and shade of the cliff face.
Lunch was had at a dry creek crossing. A humble sandwich and a thermos of coffee was the order of the day.
The birding was solid, albeit the numbers were down. Blue Bonnet, Yellow-throated honeyeater, and White-browed tree creeper were just a few I spotted.
Birds seen:- Boobook Owl, Australian Magpie, Australian raven, Little Raven, White-winged Chuffs, Apostlebird, Blue Bonnet, Pee wee, Yellow-throated Honeyeater, whistling Kite, Black Shouldered Kite, nankeen Kestrel, Emu, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Cockateil, White-necked Heron, Pacific Black Duck, Pied Butcher Bird, White-browed Babbler, White-browed Treecreeper, Chestnut-rumped Thronbill, Rufus whistler, Hooded robin, Spiny-cheecked Honeyeater, Peaceful Dove, Black Swan, Swamp Harrier, Brown Falcon, Little Eagle, White-broed Wood Swallow, Little Corella, Zebra Finch, Australian pipit, Welcome Swallow, Wedge-tailed eagle, White-faced heron, Pink-eared duck, Black falcon, Black Fronted Dotterill, Crested Pigeon, Diamond Dove, Hoary-headed Grebe, Australian Pelican, Black winged Stilt, Budgerigar, Major Mitchell, Chestnut -breasted Quail Thrush, Willy Wagtail, Australasian Shoveller, Pied Cormorant, Yellow Spoonbill, Royal Spoonbill, Splendid Fairy Wren, JackyWinter, Laughing Kookaburra