Friday, July 11, 2014

July 10th.... DAY 24

We were wakened this morning with a two hour concert of bird calls. It was quite remarkable with such a
variety of sounds. The strangest call is that of the Blue-winged Kookaburra who just seems to cackle
and doesn't really laugh like the Laughing Kookaburra we have at home. We are not at all skilled in the
identification of birds and can only name a few from their call. The birds we have identified from
sight or sound are: Sacred Ibis, Radjah Shellduck, Magpie Geese, Whistling Kite, Red-collared Lorikeet,
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Forest Kingfisher, Galah, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Owls, Pigeons or Doves- specific variety unknown.

The day has been warm and we have both been extremely lazy. It is a pretty place with inviting water.
which we have kept out of. John has unsuccessfully tried to catch a fish but I have not ventured down
the 5 metre bank to the waters edge.

The evening brought mosquitoes that were very interested in us..especially my ears and ankles. They are
so persistent that we were been forced to eat our evening meal inside EC which was a shame because the temperature and starry sky were so pleasant by the river.

Wild bush along Normandy River near where we camped

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