A lake and a small township
Our holiday in New South Wales
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.
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.