Some observations from the 4 desert, 3 state, 3 grasswren circuit [pt 6]

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Subject: Some observations from the 4 desert, 3 state, 3 grasswren circuit [pt 6]
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Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 19:50:34 +1000
We had lunch beside Cooper Ck at Innaminka [also expensive petrol at
$1.45 a litre].  We had a squiz at Bourke’s grave site [very nice spot,
much loved by nesting corellas – lots of grand coolabahs with nest
hollows. We camped at the Dig Tree – other great site, very quiet – presumably because the camp fee is $11 per car. Tree martins were nesting in a tree beside the Dig Tree, and the brown treecreepers were hopping about [got a nice pic of one perched on the dig tree marker].

From there, it was pretty much a case of blasting back along the road.
We camped in the unmarked camping area to the south of Lake Bindegolly [dry as a bone – Thargamindah missed out on the rain] – track to the south just past the eastern end of the bridge. Had a brief visit by a spotted bowerbird there.

We stopped for honey at Eulo, had morning tea at the Bore, then had
some brief views of a pair of chestnut–breasted quail thrush on a stony
rise on the south side of the road a few kays to the east of the bore.

Overall, we had a very pleasant trip, with mostly good roads, a fair
bit of water on the ground, and a myriad of wildflowers [great for
photography].  We had plenty of reasons for stopping as we toured
through the deserts, but for some reason, very few of the other people we saw traversing the wallaby appeared to do so, preferring to blast
through at high speed.

Carpe diem [and the bird pix].

Regards, Laurie.

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