Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 17, 2015

South of Coober Pedy

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North of Glendambo

The red centre is beautiful. Luscious shades of red and green. I never expected it to be this amazing. I am just blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the landscape out here in the outback. Today it rained. Not much, just a little. I never thought I would feel rain out here. And it is so flat at times – just nothing but gibbers and small bushes for hundreds of kilometers.

Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster )

Mulga Wells in the morning gave me a mob of Blue Bonnets.

male eclipse White-winged Fairy-wren
White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)

This male eclipse White-winged Fairy-wren was in some very dry gibber country. i had crossed over the road and found this scrawny male and a few females. As well as a few Red-capped Robins.

Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)

I saw this eagle over the road from the Mulga Wells North rest area, so I crept up on him. He takes off and circles me for a few times, having a good look at me and then takes off. Meanwhile, I have some great photos of a truly magnificent bird.

Red-capped Robin
Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)

150 kilometers south of Coober Pedy, bon bon station. There are lots of little pebbles that look like iron ore, same colour. There are so many flies. ugh.

Glendambo Bird List

Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster )
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Red-capped Robin
Grey Fantail
White-winged Fairy-wren
Yellow-throated Miner
Australian Raven
Wedge-tailed Eagle

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