Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Winton to Clermont

Red-backed Kingfisher
From Winton I headed east along the Capricorn Highway through towns where I spent my childhood. In Aramac, where my grandparents lived I came across this Kingfisher outside the little tramways museum. In Barcaldine I camped at the Showground where every evening the trees filled with Cockatoos, Corellas and Lorikeets.

Little Corella

Rainbow Lorikeet
I camped outside Clermont at the Theresa Creek Dam, built since I moved south to provide water for the Blackwater and Blair Athol mines. Whistling Kites soared and called, Pale-headed Rosellas and Rainbow Lorikeet came down to drink, and good numbers of Egrets, Ducks, Coots, Native Hens, Morehens and Swamphens edged the water. Comb-crested Jacana walked on the water lillies, and Apostlebirds and Grey-crowned Babbler fussed around in the shrubs.

Comb-crested Jacana
Grey-crowned Babbler

Blue-faced Honeyeater


  1. I'm having painful (ie nostalgic) flashbacks to our 2012 holiday up north. My feathery friends still looking the same & doing the same things!!
    Thanks for sharing Marj

  2. Great images Marj, cheers, Rob