This winter we're probably seeing more Bourke's
Parrots here on Bowra than we have for about 20 years. We're seeing
pairs and flocks of from 5 to 10. I think that everyone who has visited since
March have been rewarded with sightings of these dear little birds.
We also have lots of Blue-bonnets. I saw a
flock of about 30 Budgies to-day about 4klms. from the homestead, and
when I mentioned it to Ian he said that he is seeing flocks of up to about 100
out in the paddocks of the property. I heard
Brolgas calling constantly
for a day and a half last week and went to look for them. Found 10, half looked
like last years chicks, and a pair were slightly apart from the others, with one
of the pair doing all the calling.Hopefully we will have some baby
Last Sunday just before dusk a Square-tailed
Kite flew over the house, but we're still waiting for our Grey
We had a White-bellied Sea-eagle here for
about 10 days, either feeding on a 'roo carcass beside the road or in close
vicinity to it.
Ian has seen them out here before, about 30 years
ago S.W. of Eulo, I suppose in the vicinity of the Currawinya Lakes, but never
eating carrion on the outskirts of Cunnamulla.
A great sight to-day, a Bush-stone
Curlew in one of the paddocks near the house. We used to see these birds
fairly regularly, but because we haven't seen them for quite a few years we
feared that the foxes and feral cats may have decimated the population, so we
are pretty happy about this sighting.
Ian saw a flock of about 200 Major
Mitchell's on and around a trough yesterday, and although we do see large
flocks of these beautiful birds He said that this particular sighting was quite