A lake and a small township

Our holiday in New South Wales

September 2007

Lake Cargelligo Caravan Park, NSW

Lake Cargelligo Caravan Park, NSW

The third day of our holiday in New South Wales was spent in the small mid-west town of Lake Cargelligo. This lake acts as a storage dam for the surrounding farming districts. At the moment it is far from full but there is still enough water there to make it attractive to the native birds – and to birders like myself.

After breakfast we drove down to the local Tourist Information Centre which we found closed. We decided to take a short drive along the lake to see what water birds were around. In a very short time I added many species to my trip list. We checked the information centre again but it was still closed. We managed to obtain a detailed map of the area from the shire council.

Pied Butcherbird

Pied Butcherbird

We drove to the little town of Euabalong and then on to Euabalong West. Here we stopped for about a half hour to do some birding in a picnic area on the bank of one of the creeks in the district. We also had morning tea and my wife took some photos of wildflowers growing there.

Euabalong West, central New South Wales

Euabalong West, central New South Wales

 

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