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 are packing up and heading to Lake Dalrymple via dirt roads so we are filling up as there are no stations out there for 234km, be slow driving and its very hilly and windy so will use more fuel. Well what a road, just took our time and saw lots of interesting things. Very dry, ran over a snake, saw Bustards, we are traveling thru stations but on a public road, its called the Rutherford Road. Dalrymple dam is huge, largest n Qld. They have lovely amenities and clean, $10 per couple per night and $2 for a load of washing. Feral Goats roaming, Peacocks roaming thru the camp, Burdikin Rock Wallabies, they are so tiny. The camping is no where near the water so we are only staying one night.
These bushes are called the bellyache plant, a noxious weed. Waters from the Dam They had just shut off the overflow. Feels very wierd traveling along the bottom of the Dam wall. Run Jack. Looking across the Dam wall. The snake we ran over, it was still alive and moving ok, not that I was going to help it. A very dry river bed. This was typical of the road we traveled on today, rough in many places. Stopped here to let some air out of tyres. Mt Coolon area, this was well known for its gold back in 1946, lots of interesting reading. Morning tea at the top of a range. Dry and dusty.