The recent rains have done wonders for the countryside in this corner of the continent. Despite the negative remarks from some, most people around here appreciate the return to near normal weather patterns - at least for the time being.
On a return trip from Sale yesterday, I took some favourite little back lanes that go through farming country on the flood plains of a couple of rivers. All the lagoons and depressions in the paddocks were brimming full and many were covered with bird life! One mob of hundreds of ducks contained at least 6 species that I had time to ID.
The banks and trees were covered with ibis, cormorants and raptors. One distant lagoon was a mass of white egrets and spoonbills. Swans and Pelicans dotted the paddocks.
Might be a good season!