Day 61

Saturday 11th

Windy as hell again, rained a wee bit during the night but fine to pack up, heading off towards Charlieville, may stop at Lloyd Weir, they have artisan hot pools. Well we ended up at a place called Lara Wetlands, what a magic spot, with artisan hot pools as well, Yeah, I get to soak.:) We booked in for 2 nights at this stage. Big storm went thru and then we sat in the pools watching the lightning on the horizon, lovely way to end the day. Met the owner this afternoon to get some money and introduce herself, lovely person. Here’s a few photo’s from today from our camp site, cool backyard for next 3 days.

IMG_6169  Dunny out in the bush camp, I have grunged it up a bit for fun.IMG_6270  The poor old D5, has been sitting awhile but they do use it on the farm for the roads.IMG_6183  Kite about to land in its nest, from our camp site.IMG_6120  Looking across the wetlands from our camp site. Lara wetlands.IMG_6083  The morning before heading off, sparrow loves porridge, soaking to wash.IMG_6077 Sparrow leaving the nest. Barcaldine, morning before heading off.

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Day 60

Friday 10th

Windy as hell today so cant cook a breakfast, trying out the new Gluten Free weetbix, and they tasted real good. Getting sorted, packing up and heading off to Barcaldine, stayed at a van park, another hot day 43 deg. We had a job to be done on the camper so needed to be in a town. Here’s a few photo’s of the day. Visited some people out on a farm, here are their Drake and ducklings. Not a lot of photos today.

IMG_6061  Dad looking after the bubs. IMG_6045 IMG_6031  Olive-backed Oriole’s nest, she was guarding this nest fiercely.IMG_6019  Olive-backed Oriole I think.DSCF3557  The road heading to Aramac, country side very flat, DSCF3549  Edge of town at Aramac.DSCF3554  Camels being farmed.DSCF3558

Day 12

Thursday 2nd January 2014

Well the opossums were on the prowl again last night, we have had a baby and an adult hanging around, they make so much noise some nights.

We have another beautiful day, got to make the most of it as this is our last full day. Have had a few spots of rain, very overcast and humid, feels like another storm on the way. Just going to veggie out and spend some time getting photo’s of the baby Yellow face and mum feeding them, she has 3 babies. Only just discovered them last night, but have been watching the way the two adults were protecting this tree, now we know why.

IMG_6103 IMG_6110 I sat motionless for nearly two hours to get these photo’s so as not to disturb mum with her feeding the babies, kept an eye on them over the rest of the day and with the goanna hanging around I was concerned, obviously so were the parents and she encouraged them to fly up into the tree beside her nesting tree, well one got off track and the parents were really going to town, then I realized one was on the ground beside our toilet tent, so Don picked it up and popped it into the tree and off it went up to its mum. Here is a photo of their nest taken by Don, I was to short to reach.

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Went for a walk and Don saw a Rufus Fantail, what a beautiful bird, I did get some shots but not good, they are even quicker than the Grey Fantail. Here is a photo taken by Don, it is only a reference photo.

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