We’ve done our week up at the family acres, and enjoyed some great family time. Super fun to catch up with the relatives and share memories, food and great conversation. But. The heat was not enjoyable. Funny, we all noted as little kids, we were much too busy running under the sprinkler on the lawn and enjoying cold drinks to really notice how hot it actually was.
Don’t start me on ‘global warming’. It was always hot, with many days over 100 F, (38C) so not much has changed.
We had the opportunity to fit in a bit of bird photography, and choose the early morning cool as the best time. Evenings are good too, but there is always a lot of dust in the air and the colour temperature brings white balance complications.
One spot at the Murray Downs Golf Resort is a haven for Rainbow Bee-eaters and White-breasted Woodswallows. They congregate there in large numbers, so it was a good place to start.
And we weren’t disappointed
Not only Bee-eaters, and Woodswallows there were Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Peaceful Doves and White-winged Choughs, to name a few.
White-breasted Woodswallows hang out together in colonies; here the young are waiting for a morning meal. The adults seem to need a rest
Peaceful Doves have been nesting in a large peppercorn tree by the path for the past couple of seasons, and this year is no exception
Blue-faced Honeyeaters in the gardens at the Swan Hill Golf Club Resort
Who’s been messing up ‘my table’, a Honeyeater seems annoyed by the human litterbugs
When its hot you get a cool drink anyway you can. Sipping up water on a table, that still had a pool of water from early morning watering at the resort.
More Postcards from Goschen to come.