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Monday, 20 July 2020
Common roadside specie - Black faced Woodswallow
Winton is a place that I have been visiting for a long time.
Popular with tourists and grey nomads, Winton first got noticed when it took
advantage of a tenuous link with a visiting poet and the writing of a famous
ballad and thus the ‘Waltzing Matilda Centre’ was born. More recently it has
taken advantage of its links with the deep past, first with Lark Quarry - the site of a Dinosaur Stampede – and then
the Winton Age of Dinosaurs Museum – a genuine natural history museum
specialising in the display of fossils from the surrounding area.
Red backed Kingfisher
And it has birds.
And it was for the birds first that I visited thirty years
before with one Kath Shurcliff. I remember the trip fondly, for despite the
mechanical issues, I did score multiple lifers.
And it was for the birds I returned with, what was then, the
Townsville Bird Observer’s Club multiple times through the 90’s.
And it is the birds that I have returned for now.
And it is these birds and these places that Steve and I want
to share in coming years.
We have a few great days with great birds and the odd frustration as well birding around the greater Winton area. These days will be the subjects of the next blogging pages.