The Mitchell River just east of us here, is often described as one of the last 'wild' rivers in Victoria. Even the lower reaches where I had a wander yesterday, are a joy to visit.
The area is not a drawcard to just birdwatchers. While I was there, several groups of rafters went by. (Note for Ros: It was OEG).
There are those who want to dam the Mitchell and turn it into another Gippsland drain - but don't start me. I think the four people in the above image would be on my side.
The birds were quiet, which seems to be situation normal around here at present. A pair of Brown Thornbills nesting, Peregrine Falcons being faithful to an area where we have seen them before, Lewin's Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin, Golden Whistlers, were probably the highlights, none of which cooperated for the camera.
A couple of Superb Fairy-wrens did pose for a moment though.
I also managed an acceptable shot of one of my favourites, the little Red-browed Finch.
Despite the lack of birds, it was very pleasant to wander through some wonderful scenery. I also located a couple of tracks and gullies that will be worth a return visit to check out more thouroughly - funny that!