Peter Pfeiffer <>
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 08:57:05
I have just spent a week or so in the Arkaroola area of the Gammon
Ranges and in the Northern Flinders Ranges of SA. Fantastic.
Being a part-time birder there were heaps of birds I did not identify but
some of the highlights for me were :
Zebra finch - always good to see in the bush rather than avairies.
Black Fronted Dotteral - Chambers Gorge
Brown Falcon on a small lizard from 2m away
Black tailed Native Hen - a first for me
Black Faced Woodswallow
Red Capped Robin
White-winged wren - female
But the highlights of the trip were :
- seeing 2 Wedgies circling above a mob of about 30 - 40
kangaroos as they seemed to herd them down a hillside waiting for their
chance to pick one off. We watched for 10 - 15 mins or more.
- seeing 2 Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies at Echo Camp near
and another in Warren Gorge just above Quorn.
The YFRW's in the Gammons were more brightly coloured than
one in Warren Gorge.
We are already planning our next trip as there is still so much to see and
do up there.
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