November is nesting season in the southern Flinders Ranges, so almost all the following observations included adults and juveniles in various stages of fledging.
Rainbow bee-eater Merops (Merops) ornatus , a most beautiful bird
Brown tree-creeper Climacteris (Climacteris) picumnus
Adelaide or western rosella Platycercus adelaidae up there with the most beautiful parrots…. and young below
White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus (Morganornis) superciliosus…. and teaching feeding to young below
Dusky Woodswallow Artamus (Angroyan) cyanopterus…… and young below
Willie wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys…… and nestlings below
From the Flinders I travelled up to Coober Pedy where I was to meet Dr John Read.
North of the gulf and Port Augusta the weather was unusually wet and stormy, and the vegetation reduced to treeless arid. The normally dry salt lakes contained water!
To be continued..