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flinders ranges

  1. Found an interesting tree to pose on

    Found an interesting tree to pose on

    We moved on a bit (slowly due to the heat) and in the next tree was another Galah. I could've chopped some more of the wood off but thought it was quite characterful LOL
  2. Safety in numbers?

    Safety in numbers?

    A couple of Galah had joined in with a flock of Red-rumped Parrots (a few more of them in another section of the tree).
  3. Did I tell you it was hot?

    Did I tell you it was hot?

    Well this Southern Whiteface thought it was! There was very little shade and he found a very narrow strip. He was busy feeding but all the time I tried to photograph him he stayed in that small area.
  4. The first of the wildlife I promised you

    The first of the wildlife I promised you

    See.... you thought nothing could live in the dry habitat, didn't you. It wasn't long before a couple of Galah flew over on our walk. Interestingly, it seems Galahs were the species I took most pictures of on my trip. Not really surprising I guess LOL
  5. Typical landscape in the ranges

    Typical landscape in the ranges

    After a super breakfast we went for a walk through the Rawnsley Station land. This picture shows just typical habitat in the Flinders Ranges. It looks devoid of wildlife, but that was far from the case, as you will see.
  6. Diving


    Well actually I got that wrong, as the next moment he screwed himself upwards and was flew off LOL. I knew this was a miner, but still not sure how Peter managed to ID it as a Yellow-throated Miner! This was taken on the first morning of our stay at Rawnsley after a gorgeous meal the night...
  7. The long, long road

    The long, long road

    This was our first real view of our destination, the Flinders Ranges. It had already been a long day, and here was yet more miles, but we were closing in on what was to be our home for the rest of the week.
  8. Social Distancing

    Social Distancing

    This is what it looks like in avian terms. Not doing too badly at it I guess. Red-rumped Parrot and a couple of Galahs. I took this picture at Rawnsley at the end of October, when we'd not even heard of this term LOL.
  9. Did I tell you it was hot?

    Did I tell you it was hot?

    This was Adrienne trying to cool off in the Sacred Canyon. Not only was it a hot day, but it was rather a sun trap in there too! This was just after I'd had a bit of a fall clambering on the rocks too. Lifers by the end of this day: 193
  10. Ancient art

    Ancient art

    We didn't really see any more photographable birds that day and went to explore the Sacred Canyon. This is just a small sample of the artwork along this protected area but some of it you really have to look for. I'm off out for a while today - I'll try and catch up with you all later.
  11. A bit different

    A bit different

    As we drove through the Bunyeroo Gorge, I spotted these weird growths, which Adrienne kindly identified as Paddy Melons. Apparently they're an invasive weed introduced from Africa in the 1800's along with the Camels (do they eat them I wonder?)
  12. Shady


    After a rather tasty lunch at the hotel in Parachilna, we then set off to explore the Brachina Gorge. In the gorge we came across a family of Emus; here's two of them. The other was in even deeper shade.
  13. Soaring


    I thought the eagle had finished with me, but he suddenly took off and there I was floundering with my camera trying for a flight shot. Got one eventually and quite pleased to get that tail shape. That's it for these guys for a while, anyway!;) We then drove through the Parachilna gorge up to...
  14. Perched


    The eagle then flew across the road in front of us and I thought that was the end of it. But not at all, he landed on a tall bush beside the road, giving me a lovely close view. WOW! I love these guys.
  15. Company


    After some more miles along this tarmacked road, we turned off toward Angorachina It started with a long straight dirt road and almost immediately we had the company of a Wedge-tailed Eagle flying alongside us. What a thrill that was.
  16. Sun bather

    Sun bather

    Very much a stop start run along this stretch of road. We next pulled up for this gorgeous Blue-tongue Shingleback lying in the road. After a couple of photos we ushered him away into the bush.
  17. What's he got

    What's he got

    We passed the area of the road kill and continued along the main road, when yet another raptor attracted our attention. This time a Black Kite flying across the paddocks on our left. This pose seems to show him chewing his toes, or something he's holding.
  18. Feeding frenzy

    Feeding frenzy

    We'd now made our way across to the metaled road on the other side of the mountains. Sadly there were a number of road kills on the road, all attracting scavengers. This group consisted mostly of Australian Ravens and a single Wedge-tailed Eagle. Picture quality isn't great, as I took it...
  19. Ridged


    This day we drove a little south then turned on to a dirt road taking us through to Moralana. Quite a scenic drive. We didn't see many birds to start with, but suddenly there was one spied on a distant ridge. From the size, it really couldn't have been anything else than a Wedge-tailed Eagle...
  20. Bossy Boots

    Bossy Boots

    Well that's how his pose struck me LOL. An Australian Raven came by to see us safely off on our drive round the Ranges.
  21. Babbling


    Peter joined me outside and we then found our way behind the cabins to a grassy area, that had some trees on the other side of the fence. Here we found a couple of delightful White-browed Babblers, but they just would not move into the sun, keeping strictly to the shaded areas.
  22. Honey lover

    Honey lover

    We had another superb meal in the restaurant the previous night!! I did my usual wander around pre-breakfast the next day to see what was in the bushes around the cabins and caught this Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater as an early feeder (the sun was barely over the horizon)!
  23. Wattles


    The only bird I could see near the Casneax tree was this Masked Lapwing, so guess they nest round there somewhere.
  24. Spirit of Endurance

    Spirit of Endurance

    When we were at Blinman enjoying our cold drink, there were pictures of this tree around so we started to investigate. It's very old but I've been unable to find out how old. But it was photographed by Cazneax in 1937 and called it "The Spirit of Endurance". It's a listed tree now...
  25. Wedgie


    After our picnic lunch of course we then had to drive all the way back to the main road! Then continued up it to the town of Blinman. There we sat in the pub having a nice cold drink. Time to head back now and half-way along an emergency stop was called for to see this Wedge-tailed Eagle. This...