At Yowah we spent the night with friends, and in the early moring had the benefit of their efforts to provide water and food plants for the local birds. Finches and fairywrens took turns at the drain overflow, honeyeaters explored the bottlebrush and emu bush, parrots fed on the seeds of the acacia, and apostlebirds bossed each other around.
Before leaving town we explored the bore drain. An artesian bore provides much of the town's water and the overflow runs in a long shallow drain for some kilometres, ending in a densely vegetated pool. The wind had died down and it was pleasant to be able to walk.
>We saw lots of evidence of breeding activity. A pair of rufous whistlers perched beside their nest, and a hooded robin couple kept company on a bare branch.