21st-22nd July, 2016.
We had heard about Lake Nallan from friends who had camped there around 6 weeks earlier. At that time there was no water in the lake but they enjoyed their stay nevertheless. Luckily for us there had been some decent rain in the meantime so there was some water to attract a nice variety of birds.
There was no one else there when we arrived so we had our pick of the camping spots. Up on the rubble dam wall seemed to be the best spot for bird watching on the water.
It was overcast and windy but still there was a great variety of birds.
There was a large flock of Pink-eared Ducks.
A single White-necked Heron.
A Black Swan – there were two.
Lots of other birds on the first day but the light was not very good. Fortunately the next morning was clear and sunny; much better for bird photography.
Unfortunately the swans had left but the Heron was still there.
A Pied Butcherbird.
A Black-fronted Dotterel.
A Red-capped Plover.
Wild flowers are beginning to appear.
There is a Geocache in the area and our search for it lead us to an area that we would not otherwise have found. This seems to have been a railway bridge at one time but we have been unable to find out any more information about it. The cache was secreted here.
Erich signing the log book.
It was a really beautiful area and quite different from the landscape around the lake.
Plenty of sun for our solar panels.
A fly over by the Pink-eared Ducks.
And the White-necked Heron.
A pair of Australian Shelducks.
Apologies for the quality of some of the photos, namely those taken by me with my camera! There seems to be a problem with blurring around the edges of my photos which I will have to investigate. Erich’s photos are, as usual, beautiful.