Monday, 4 July 2022

Eagle View, Adelaide Airport in South Australia and later Cairn's in Queensland.

Part of the day at the farm and then a flight up to the North East.
Australia, Day Nineteen.
 
We started the day by again feeding the animals, later I had a look around the garden before finishing off my packing ready for the flight to Cairn's in Queensland this afternoon.
Birds seen at the farm included New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus) and Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus).
Later Renate, Deb's mom came to collect us and we headed to Adelaide Airport for the second part of the big Adventure, it was the first visit to the area for Deb and Ian for nearly 30 years as well.
On the way Ian went on a route to give us the chance of getting a lifer for the day and we did when a group of Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala) flew across in front of the car.
The flight was uneventful but when we arrived in Cairn's it was piggin cold and wet, unfortunately Ian had to drive to our accommodation in an unfamilliar car and very heavy rain, next morning we heard it had been the coldest day in Cairn's for 39 years. 

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