Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Big Easter - Mungo and Hattah-Kulkyne

5 Days, 2 National Parks, 2380 Kilometers and 1300 photos, what a Easter :-)
Taking advantage of the long Easter weekend Gemma and I snuck out of Sydney Wednesday evening straight after work, trying to beat the Easter-traffic-mayhem expected to hit Sydney roads the following day.
What a great idea! We had an absolute amazing Easter with excellent camping, stunning wildlife and a lot of CousCous meals.
I had hoped for lots of reptile action in the dry end of NSW unfortunately we saw very little of such, instead there were a lot of annoying birds around, I noticed a few that I don't see around Coogee, including;
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Regent Parrot
Blue Bonnet
Bourke's Parrot
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Gilbert's Whistler
And the various Thornbills, a Whiteface, wrens (not the Mallee-emu), Honeyeaters, Robins, chats and predators that like the dryness. All in all there were probably up towards 30 birds that I haven't seen before, but who is counting ... ;-)

At the moment I am trying to select the better pictures and will eventually put a couple of albums up on my Picasa account, you are obviously very welcome to take a look when that happens. Here is a few "teasers";

Edit: The pictures are now up on my picasa account, please feel free to take a look:
Mungo NP:
Mungo National Park 2009

Hattah-Kulkyne NP:
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park 2009

1 comment:

Jarrod said...

About time you updated this.