Autumn Road Trip, Apostlebirds and Blue Faced Honeyeaters

May 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Blue Faced HoneyeaterBlue Faced HoneyeaterShot at Mildura, Victoria Whistling KiteWhistling KiteGliding above the Murray River, Mildura Just returned from a road trip out to Broken Hills, then south to Mildura stopping at Kinchega and Mungo National parks. Continued on to Ballarat before heading back to Sydney. I was hoping for some extensive bird life however the drought is biting hard and once past Cobar by far the most common bird sighted were flocks of  crows feasting on the road kill. Some improvement once we started to head south.

The Apostle birds were plentiful at Mungo NP, their actual colouring is grey the orange tint is the result of a blazing sunset and the red earth. a solitary Mulga Parrot was also spotted along with Blue Faced Honeyeaters, however it was not until we reached Mildura that I was able to get a shot of them. They were being hounded by the local Noisy Mynahs who eventually forced them down from the upper reaches of the gums, hence the rather apprehensive looks upwards. The Whistling Kites were plentiful nesting along the banks of the Murray River.

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