Our holiday in Victoria
We stayed only one night in Mildura during our trip through New South Wales and Victoria. Mildura is a bustling provincial city in north west Victoria well worth staying for more than an over night stay. It would be an excellent destination for a week or more. If you are keen on water sports or have a boat, places like the caravan park where we stayed would be ideal. Unfortunately we had to move on after one night. We must rectify that one day.
Several of the many caravan parks are located right on the banks of the river. These are particularly popular with the boating fraternity. I usually head for such places too, but for different reasons. I know that there is a greater chance of seeing more birds where there is water.
This family of Black Swans came to greet me when I wandered down to the water’s edge after unpacking the car.
Our Holiday in Victoria
On our way home from our holiday in New South Wales and Victoria last year we stayed for one night in Mildura. This provincial city in north west Victoria is a prominent fruit growing area.
We arrived late in the afternoon, so I only had a short time to do some birding before settling into our cabin at one of the many caravan parks.Â I decided to spend about a half hour birding at Lake Ranfurly on the northern outskirts of the town. This is just off the road to Wentworth.
The birding on that afternoon was rather disappointing with very little bird life to be seen.Â That is quite obvious from the photo above. This shows a few Black Swans, a small flock of Silver Gulls and several Red-necked Avocets. In the distance I could see many Grey Teal; at least, I think that is what they were – they were too far across the lake to be certain.
It was quite a disappointing visit.