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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Heading West


HOME! After nearly 2 months over seas, I arrived back on Australian soil last Friday. A horrible dose of flu was an unwelcome leaving present as I departed Singapore, but the Australian winter sun soon had me feeling better, along with a few days R & R.

Gill and I are currently assisting good friend and ecologist Dan Hunter with his PhD fieldwork in Wollomi National Park. Freezing cold nights make us shiver in our sleeping bags but the days are mostly fine and the scenery is spectacular. Over the coming 3 weeks we will be making our way back to Western Australia in the new car I've just bought (above), and I'll try and post photos of wildlife highlights we see along the way.

Here are the first two: some gorgeous early-morning Red-necked Wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) I took near our campsite. This has been the first time I've seen this species - it's always a delight to witness yet another example of Australia's unique biodiversity.



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