Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

September 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

After a 520km odd drive from bayside Melbourne, we arrived at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park on 25th August. This was the first stop of our 16 day trip and we camped here for 2 nights at the Lake Mournpall campground. Immediately there were a pair of Regent Parrots checking out the nest hole opposite our camp site. This slowed down the camper setup as we took photos.

Regent Parrot

The main target during our stay was the Mallee Emu-Wren. We managed to find a group along the Konardin Track. The sun managed to peak through the clouds and I was able to take several photos of the group. My favourite was this photo through some spinifex. It was a really nice start to the day!

Mallee Emu-wren

The other exciting sighting for the day was two Malleefowl on the Old Calder Highway near the Warepil Lookout. I had been taking some landscape photos of the road when I noticed one Malleefowl cross the road. A short time later a second Malleefowl crossed in the same area. By chance one of the landscape photos I took shows a distant view of the Malleefowl crossing the road. I was using a 28mm lens at the time so this photo is a pretty hefty crop!


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