Adelaide to Port Augusta is an easy run but after that it's a game of dodge the suicidal Kangaroos at the moment. Due to the lack of recent rain the roos have come out and sit along side (and in the middle) of the road. I counted 17 between Port Augusta and Iron Knob, thankfully missing all of them. You really need to keep your driving speed down as they are difficult to see!
Unfortunately the weather was very overcast all morning which ironically was good for bird activity but lousy for photography. Finally the sky fell down and it has rained all night. Good for the Roo's who may now head back to the hills and can avoid getting hit by a truck, but not good for me who needs to head back to work...
Hightlights included numerous Western Yellow Robin which are right on the edge of their range here in western SA, along with a few Rufous Treecreepers. Various fairywrens were seen but only females, most being Splendid.
Other birds seen included Emu, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, White-winged Chough, Grey Currawong, Port Lincoln Parrot, Common Bronzewing, White-eared, Singing and Yellow-plumed, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Inland, Chestnut-rumped and Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Weebill, Striated Pardalote, White-browed Babbler, Golden and Gilbert's Whistler, Black-faced Woodswallow, Restless Flycatcher, Jacky Winter, Red-capped Robin, Galah, Australian Raven, Magpie, Silvereye, Willy Wagtail and White-backed Swallow.