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Following the Murrimbidgee (sort of)

The most direct route to the Snowy Mountains from Adelaide (the A20) quite closely follows the Murrimbidgee River, the second longest river in Australia. Our best look at the river was at an overnight stop in Wagga Wagga, an unusually... Continue Reading →

Eyre Highway

First stop on the Eyre Highway after Fraser Range was Balladonia. The golf hole here is named "Skylab" in homage to the bits of the NASA space station that scattered its bits all over the area in 1979. The Balladonia... Continue Reading →

Birds of Kruger

One of my favourite things about Kruger is the amazing variety of birds found in the bushveld; absolute heaven for a self-confessed bird nerd. The interesting perches chosen by the birds add to the photographic potential. The use of the... Continue Reading →

Birds and buffalo

Satara is a lovely camp - we all wished for more nights there. What should have been a post-lunch siesta time was spent stalking birds, like this lovely Mourning dove, in front of the rondavels (the round thatched huts typical... Continue Reading →

Misty morning in Kruger

We were all up bright and early on our first morning in the park - except it wasn't really very bright at all, rather it was misty and quite gloomy for the first couple of hours. Undeterred we set off... Continue Reading →

Birding in Montagu

Firstly some apologies for my absence - we've been travelling for a few weeks. My original plan was to prepare some posts to publish on the go but things got away from me and it never happened. Maybe next time!... Continue Reading →

Dryandra Woodland Village

I thought I'd finish off my Dryandra posts with a few images taken in and around the wonderful Lions Dryandra Village- we've stayed here a few times and always been very impressed. The cottages were originally built to house the... Continue Reading →

Dryandra birding

Dryandra and the surrounding area is always good value from a birding point of view, particularly considering the proximity to Perth (about 2 hours driving). From a photography point of view, I appreciate the fact that I can just wander... Continue Reading →

Early morning on Rottnest

The first time I stayed over at Rottnest I was there to help with a bird banding project - banding almost always involves early starts. The first morning I rode past the beautiful scenery and shorebirds, wishing I had time... Continue Reading →

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