Today was the first official day of a private trip I joined for 6 days up the Birdsville Track. We drove from Adelaide to Hawker. It started out as a pretty dark drizzly day so there were not too many opportunities for photos. We saw Adealide Rosella and then stopped for Slender-billed Thornbill. We stopped along the coast for waders but there were none to be seen. I did quite like the wave like cloud formations.
As we drove towards Port Augusta the cloud started to clear. By the time we arrived at the Arid Lands Botanical Garden it was nice and warm. With the nice weather came the flies. The others wandered around whilst I sat in front of the pond watching various Honeyeaters, Crested Pigeons and the White-browed Babblers. Several Yellow-throated Miners came for a bath.
The smaller White-plumed Honeyeaters were frequently chased away from the pond.
It was getting late in the day so we drove to Hawker where we stayed for the night. Tomorrow I was hoping to catch up with the Short-tailed Grasswren that I missed last year.