Friday, March 22, 2013

Lake Keepit

 I liked the organisation of the accommodation and facilities at Lake Keepit State Park, turn left from the entrance gate and you were among the playgrounds, kiosks, cabins, skate bowls and swimming pools, turn right down the eastern side of the lake and you had grass, trees, and the lake - and a toilet block. From Monday to Friday Dusty and I had this side of the lake to ourselves. We were woken up by Apostlebirds fussing and chattering, and went to sleep as the last colours of the sunset faded over the lake.

Twelve months ago Keepit Dam was at near capacity, with official figures reporting it at 98%. However, irrigation demand driven by the record summer temperatures had reduced this to around 35% by the time of our visit.

There were good number of birds to be viewed from my camp chair, and it was a perfect base from which to explore the bird routes of Manilla, Barraba and Bingara.


Black-shouldered Kite

Little Corellas

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Camp site

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