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December 7, 2018

Tungatinah Lagoon

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Highland Lakes

Leaving Mount Field, I trekked down the hill to the Derwent River and had lunch at Hamilton where I charged up all my batteries and dried all my mattresses and blankets. The sun was shining for a change and it was actually quite hot. I should have got some supplies at Ouse, because there is nothing here at Derwent Bridge. Just high-priced tourist crap. I found a camp at the Tungatinah Lagoon. It was ok but nothing special. There were about three other lakes and lagoons which looked much nicer.

Black Currawong
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa)

In the afternoon I went for a walk along the lagoon and into the bush for a bit. Not much around.

Green Rosella
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

There were just a couple of Green Rosellas feeding on the grass near the lagoon embankment. They flew up into the trees when I surprised them and myself.

Yellow Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)

And everywhere I go there are Yellow Wattlebirds. Next to the ocean, up in the high mountains, I have seen them.

And there we have it. Half the colours of the rainbow : Black Currawong, Green Rosella and Yellow Wattlebird. doh!

Tungatinah Lagoon bird list

Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa)
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)
Welcome Swallow

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