July 2017 Field Visit – Cocoparra National Park

This month in big rocky lumps jutting out of very flat landscapes, I visited Cocoparra National Park near Griffith.

The Cocoparra Range with Griffith farmland in the foreground

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December 2016 Field Visit – Campbell’s Swamp

I was at a loss as to where to visit for my final field trip of 2016, when a friend on Twitter unwittingly provided inspiration:

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So off to Griffith I went to visit Campbell’s Swamp.

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Adventures in roadside birding

Here are some incidental bird sightings I’ve had in the last couple of days as I’ve been driving around for work.

There were two of these just rising from the roadside at Oberne as I went past. Sadly, by the time I got my camera out they were too far for good photos or accurate ID. Large, mottled brown raptors, at my best guess possibly swamp harriers.

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And yesterday morning, a few kilometres from Griffith, a bunch of emus in a paddock. They were still there in the afternoon, and I saw them last week as well, so I’m not sure if they’re wild or belong to the property, but either way emus are always great to see.

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