On Friday, Jo and I decided to take the Grasswren Walk that heads north from near our campsite and takes you right through to the north boundary fence of the reserve.
www = ‘Wonderful World of Wrens’
Just as we were heading off, PB who happened to be in the same area at Picnic Dam, gave us the news that he and E had spotted a White-winged Wren just down the road, did we want see it? Well yes. Another first for me, what a stunning little bird, such a pity my photography doesn’t do it justice.
We set off on the walk and soon had some good sightings – a Red-capped Robin feeding its young, a small family of Splendid Wrens and a little group of Variegated Wrens, Rufous Whistlers, White-browed Babblers, ... and some feral goats.
We also spotted this juvenile bird that had us flummoxed for a time. When we consulted the oracle and compared calls etc, we think it could be a young Black-eared Cuckoo? Dunno!
This walk brings you back to near the Grasswren hide and we were passing some time in the vicinity when Jo spotted an unusual daytime bird.
Later that evening after getting some advice from a ranger we headed into a patch of acacia and sprung a Southern Scrub-robin loudly proclaiming his territory from a convenient perch.
I slept well after one of the nicest birding days I can remember and some light rain on the tarp-fly.
… more yet.