Merriwa, New South Wales.
Battery Rock Rest Area is between Sandy Hollow and Merriwa on the Golden Highway, which goes from Singletong to Dubbo in New South Wales. I have never stopped there before, but imagine my surprise when I encountered these basaltic columns. They are formed because of internal pressures when they are cooling out from lava.
They are meant to be hexagonal but I counted a lot of pentagonal columns. I do not know why.
There were a lot of Blue-faced Honeyeaters and I found a nest. I had never seen one of their nests before. It is a double first for me. doh!
Pretty soon I will be seeing Yellow-necked Miners as I go west , but for now they are still Noisy Miners.
Not sure what this is. Some sort of parasitic plant growing on a gum tree.