Our last day at Lara Wetlands, relaxed and enjoyed it the best I could, not feeling the best so will sort that out when we go back to Barcaldine. Here are a few photo’s, our neighbour Debbie and I took some nights shots, great time Debbie, thanks. Here are some images from the last couple of days as well.
The wetlands in infrared. Sun setting. The cold pool, very deep. The canoes are free to use on the lake. This is the water heater for the showers. New toilet block down other end , this makes two lots of shower/toilets. Or you can use the original Thunder Box. Our camp site. Storms, got lots of lightning and a bit of rain, settled the dust was about all.This was the night before the star shoot. Night shots Traffic lights from the cars coming back from pool, and milky way.
Tuesday 29th September…..Happy Birthday to my eldest son Garry.
Had a real relaxing day, taking photo’s, chatting with the neighbours. Caught up with Jo and took the saw blades we donated for her museum she is getting up and running.
Looking across the wetlands, lake is low. Echidna. Black Fronted Dotterel. These birds are so tiny. Pale Head Rosella Emu, I didnt see it until it moved, well camouflaged. Juvenile Red Winged Parrot Red-Winged Parrot Young Whistling Kite. It was being annoyed by the Willy Wagtail. Double Barred Finch I’m not sure if this is a Mulga Parrot. Tree-creeper. Night Shooting.
We headed off to Lara Wetlands and Dons sister and her friend followed us to spend the day with us.After setting up the Cub we all had lunch and a cuppa. Our visitors headed off and we settled into watching what bird life was around this trip, met our neighbours, lovely couple. Had a hot soak in the pools after tea, boy it was so nice. The owner of the property Jo had done heaps of improvements with her helpers, great job. Had a fire that evening.
We are staying with Don’s sister in Barcaldine and not doing a lot, but the bird life is incredible even though it is very dry and hot really feel for the farmers out here, most water holes are dry as are the rivers. Poor things they drink from taps that we have dripping, bowls of water for cooling off, they keep us entertained. We also had a awful person deliberately hit and killed 3 kangaroo’s and their joey’s, right outside the place we are staying, the hawks and whistling kites were hanging around which is normal, council did come and clean them up on the Monday, this happened on the Friday night.
Bluefaced Honeyeater popped in every morning and sat on the line. Paleface Rosella drinking from dripping tap. Kangaroos each evening came across from the paddocks to eat the grass next dooe and where we stayed. This pair came each day and very daintily picked off the petals from Lynn’s flowers. Baby Babbler squawking for food. Paleface Rosella having a swim. Apostle bird.
Hi I’m back, been out of action a week so now to catch up. Last night was a pretty noisy one as we camped at a intersection where trucks pull in and check their loads, but hey its a break. Chattered with a truckie, nice block, learn lots about the area chatting. I was up early this morning, sent my daughter in law a mental happy birthday, we have no coverage. We are going to Barcaldine today, that’s the plan. Here’s a few photos from along the way.Roads from Rolleston to Springsure are pretty rough at present. Got to Barcaldine 4.15 pm so was a long hot day. But fun.
Did a Infrared shot here where we had a quick stop and put fuel from jerry can into Pathy. Entrance signs into Springsure, quiet a few of the towns have these sort of sculptures, really nice. View of the hills. Then we discovered the hills have a story, They are Mt Zamia on left and Virgin Rock on right.
Wow, it was a very noisy night but tuff luck, its a free spot. Quiet cool, I was up early, and foggy. Made a cuppa and listened to the birds. Had a chat with some of the other campers, real nice people you meet on the road. Got packed up at hit the road at 9 am, fueled up across the road. We are heading for Rolleston. We had cattle on the road, black snake and road works. Very long day.
Tolderodden Regional Park, it did not say camping, but I feel you could if you needed to, toilets, shade and the Burnett River over the bank.
Other end of the Regional Park, This is just out of Eisvold. Burnett River, down from the Park. Burnett River Cattle droving.