W.A. #3 Gascoyne Junction Easter 2000

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Subject: W.A. #3 Gascoyne Junction Easter 2000
From: "Michael J Hunter" <>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 20:56:24 +1000
  Gascoyne Junction is 450 km west of Meekatharra and 175 km east of
Carnarvon. Fuel was 130cents/litre when it was 96c in Perth. In Summer its
gets so hot that the petrol pumps won't work, ie over 45degrees C. The town
is fenced in with access across grids. Another time and place to visit with
time and camera.
   Blue-winged Kookaburra and Little Corellas in the river-gums woke us at
the campground.
   18km west, Salt Gully was worth a stop. A pair of "Red Spinifex Pigeons",
the western race ferruginea, were reasonably approachable, Crimson Chat and
a bright blue male White-winged Fairy-wren added colour. Our old Australian
Yellow-billed Spoonbill was sweeping the shallow pool, with a Great Egret
standing by, Black-fronted Dotterel on the bank. Chirruping Wedgebills and
Singing Honeyeaters in the bushes, a small flock of Zebra Finches, Crested
Pigeon, Welcome Swallow, Willie Wagtail, Black-faced Wood-Swallow around the

Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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