Needs less rain

Rain. The locals love it, the bush needs it, and generally I don’t mind it, unless it’s coupled with <10C temps that become ~3C when you factor in wind-chill. Then I'm not so keen. And then when you have to be in the bush doing transects counting trees and ground cover for uni, I get seriously pissed off about it. Anyway – that's over now. Woohoo!

For the last 4 days I've been in Chiltern, the birding Mecca of northern Victoria, but I haven't been able to do anywhere near as much birding as I'd like to. I've managed to find Turquoise Parrot, and some sort of native marsupial (photo of it to come – I need help with identifying this one) at the Honeyeater Picnic area, an apparently resident group of Diamond Firetails on Lancashire Gap Road, King Parrot at Bartleys Block (apparently rare in the area – they responded to pishing!), and Australasian Shoveler at Chiltern Dam #1 (also unusual for the area).

Anyway, I'm off to Lake Cargellico shortly, heading up via Leeton and Cocoparra NP. Should be cracking.

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