Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gluepot 2012 - Hattah Kulkyne #2


G’day Readers,


Our campsite at Hattah Kulkyne NP was ringed by some wonderful old River Red Gums, many of them full of great nesting hollows all being closely attended by a range of cockatoos and parrots including the wonderful Regent Parrot.
Restricted to the edges of the Murray R 
where the big gums are - nice shot PG, thanks!
(Since my last write up where I mentioned the sightings of the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo at Hattah, Peter G has sent me one of his photos)…
Another good one from PG
One of the little birds we don’t get much anymore south of The Great Divide is the beautiful Red-capped Robin and I find the subtle toning of her just as attractive as his brilliance.
 
 
Every patch of bush has its iconic bird call and we didn’t take long to pick when there was a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater in the vicinity, a pretty widespread bird except for the very far north and … Gippsland.
'Quip-kpeeer-kpeeer-quipip-quipip-quipip'
The Splendid Wren was plentiful in the Hattah Kulkyne low bushes too and it didn’t take us long to sneak up on a feeding family as they hopped across a red soil background.
 
We stayed a couple of days at Hattah and then headed north and west to Waikerie in South Australia.
Regards,
Gouldiae.



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