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flinders ranges

  1. Nearly light

    Nearly light

    A really early start the next morning... a new month too, so starting my third month in this remarkable country. This was the sunrise colours which greeted me when I poked my face outside the cabin door.
  2. In the trees

    In the trees

    The end of eagles for a bit, back to another big bird though in the Emus! After the eagle treat we headed further into the mountains to Angorachina, a real outback settlement where yuppies aren't welcomed LOL. That was time to snoop around their shop, visit the loos and have a coffee and...
  3. ... and away

    ... and away

    We sat looking at the eagle for a little longer then he took off. This was our final sighting of this particular Wedge-tailed Eagle. Then we headed deeper into the mountains on a pretty rough road.
  4. Best view

    Best view

    The Wedge-tailed Eagle eventually crossed the road in front of us then settled in a tree. I've a funny feeling that Peter may have taken this picture, as he was on the right side of the car and I may have spooked him while getting out. But he still gave me the best view of an eagle I've ever had!!!
  5. Keeping up

    Keeping up

    Some miles later, we turned off onto a dirt road to Angorachina. Almost immediately a Wedge-tailed Eagle joined us, flying alongside the car for quite a while. He really gave me a great photo opportunity, as due to the road surface we had to drive very slowly, partly due to the bumps, but also...
  6. In danger

    In danger

    Further along this road we came across Shingle-back Lizard Blue Tongue in the middle of the road, so needed to hasten him safely on his way across. Wonderful looking lizards, aren't they. Busy week.... off to SpecSavers and the Chiropractor today!
  7. No table manners

    No table manners

    I just didn't realise, taking a series of pictures of a Black Kite flying alongside us. The last picture showed him eating something that he had in his talons. This is a very heavy crop.
  8. Following


    We were far from done with Wedge-tailed Eagle sightings for a couple of miles down the road, was one flying alongside us. Quite pleased with this one, taken from a moving car LOL
  9. Jay Walkers..... guess not!

    Jay Walkers..... guess not!

    We eventually came out onto the main road that ran up the other side of the mountains from where we were staying.... rather a rough track all the way, so maybe a long road for a short-cut comes to mind LOL. Rounding a series of bends we came across a group of Australian Raven, with a couple of...
  10. High up

    High up

    After another awesome breakfast we headed for a couple of miles back towards Hawker before taking a rather rough road across to Moralana. We didn't see too much bird life initially, but then spotted a large blob sitting high up on a ridge. Couldn't really have been anything else but a...
  11. Shady


    Peter came to find me and we went round the back of our cabins to see what happened there. We very quickly discovered White-browed Babblers liked it there too. And I had a grand old time chasing them around the shadows trying to get a picture of one of them; admittedly there wasn't much...
  12. First rays

    First rays

    The next morning, before breakfast, I found a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater in the hedge in front of my cabin. He seemed to be enjoying the first rays of the sun which really was barely over the horizon. It rather played games with my exposure... had to work a bit to correct it LOL
  13. A giant with midgets

    A giant with midgets

    Although Peter and Adrienne look like midgets beside this mighty gum, they are not really small people at all LOL. This is the Cazneaux Tree, an ancient gum, though I've been unable to find out just how old it is.
  14. Why the head......

    Why the head......

    .... tilt, I'm really not sure!! We turned off the road back to Rawnsley in order to take a look at the Cazneaux Tree. The only bird I saw in that area was this Masked Lapwing.
  15. Riding the thermals

    Riding the thermals

    We went to the town of Blinman and I was surprised to see another Emu there, walking across the road as if he owned the town!!! We went to the hotel for lunch (the Pub in the Scrub) as it's affectionately known. In there was information about the Cazneux Tree... a very old gum tree standing...
  16. White-backed Swallows

    White-backed Swallows

    Three White-backed Swallows sitting on a dead branch.
  17. Whirling dervish

    Whirling dervish

    We'd just decided that the car wouldn't get through that flood and we'd have to turn round, when a vehicle came through and splashed through it. However, it was a much bigger vehicle!!! So back we went and I'm rather glad we did actually, as I wouldn't have seen this Willy Willy moving across...
  18. Road closed

    Road closed

    So,,,, we set off deeper into the Flinders Ranges; this was the ABC Range an area of Quartzite. Suddenly we came across a sign which said "Road Flooded" and we all laughed as there'd been a drought here for a very long time! However, up a brae and down the other side and we were faced with...
  19. The big 'uns

    The big 'uns

    Leaving Hucks Lookout to explore deeper into the Flinders Ranges, we very soon came across some Emu... an adult with a young one and this one, slightly separated. He/she looked huge so close to the car.
  20. A view of the outback

    A view of the outback

    We had lunch in the cafe, then went on an aborted walk into the woodland at Wilpena, but it really was far to hot to do much, so we started making our way back and decided ice cream would go down well, before heading to the car.... ummm... where is it. Turned round and tried again.... eventually...
  21. Head in the sand

    Head in the sand

    From the same car park, I spotted an Emu on the other side of the road. The heat haze rather interfered with focusing sadly.
  22. Roadside kite

    Roadside kite

    Things went a bit downhill after that.... I made even more of a mess of the next few birds and we started on the walk back to the cabins... it became a bit of a trudge in the heat and after a bit both Adrienne and I were falling to bits. So Peter bravely set off on his own to get the car and...
  23. Shady


    Really not a great picture, but it's ages since I posted an Apostlebird. This one had no consideration for a photographer, a dark bird in the shade, doesn't make it easy, does it. .. and for those of you concerned about the thirsty Ringneck of yesterday.... he really only needed to wait until...
  24. The tap was dry

    The tap was dry

    It seems this Australian Ringneck knows where the water source is... unfortunately the tap was dry. We had arrived at the campsite part of Rawnsley Station, and were making our way round the camp before setting off back to 'our' bit at the cabins. I had a miserable time trying to photograph...
  25. Another tree of character

    Another tree of character

    They seem to be popular, but there really wasn't much choice of tree to sit in LOL. However, this Australian Magpie found it. This is a black-backed magpie, some have white backs. Perhaps Peter is able to nail down the actual subspecies for me? Unlike our magpies, the Australian ones have a...