Friday, 1 July 2022

South back to Eagle View, South Australia.

Heading back south after an amazing few days in a wonderful part of the country.
Australia, Day Sixteen.
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons) female.
We left Coober Pedy early as it was a long drive back South, felt quite sad to be leaving this great area but very privileged to have been given the chance to go there at all, thanks to all involved.
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons) male.
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons) male.
Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons) female.
Anyway around Coober Pedy we started the day list with Little Crow (Corvus bennetti) and Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) and as we went on south to our first stop at a flood / lake just North of Glendambo, on our way we picked up Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae), Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides), Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides), Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus), Budgie's (Melopsittacus undulatus), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula) and Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys).
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae).
We parked on the roadside by the area of water where we were pleased to find a small number of Orange Chats (Epthianura aurifrons) as well as Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), Musk Duck (Biziura lobata), Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus), Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) and lots of Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla).
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus).
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus).
Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae).
We continued on again making a quick stop at Lake Hart Rest Area to get a view over the massive lake which in most years is dry, here we just picked up a single Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae). 
Emu's (Dromaius novaehollandiae).
Just a short way along the road Ian pulled off on to the verge so the Deb and I could go and check a flock of waders that were on another lake but not far from the road, we found a single Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) a difficult to see in amongst a fock of several Red-necked Avocets (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) and off a short way along the shore a group of Grey Teal
Lake Hart.
We continued on South adding a family of Emu's (Dromaius novaehollandiae) to the trip list as well as 2x Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-shouldered (Elanus axillaris), Whistling (Haliastur sphenurus) and Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) before we reached Eagle View after a long drive for Ian and Deb but an amazing few days.
Part of a huge goods train also heading south.
Looking East from the road to the Flinders Ranges.

1 comment:

Kiersten said...

What an amazing trip so far Mick. Thank goodness you have this blog so we can see a little of what you are seeing.

Keep having fun. Right onto the next blog.
Kiersten :)