Storm Clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Last Tuesday afternoon I drove to Mannum for a meeting. This lovely little town on the banks of the River Murray is about a half hour drive north of our home in Murray Bridge. A local community group called The Friends of the Mannum Walking Trails has asked me to write a pamphlet giving visitors to Mannum a guide to bird watching in and around the town.

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

It was a good meeting and we were able to deal with the business in a reasonable time. This allowed me about an hour to do a little birding and photography before heading home again. On the northern outskirts of the town there is a bird sanctuary right next to the caravan park. This is usually an excellent birding spot with a good variety of water birds. On this occasion I was a little disappointed and there was nothing out of the ordinary to be seen.

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

My attention quickly shifted from the birds to the clouds. All afternoon a series of spectacular storm clouds built up over and near the town. These clouds became the focus of my camera.

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

Storm clouds over Mannum, South Australia

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One Response to “Storm Clouds over Mannum, South Australia”

  1. […] Yesterday I wrote about a recent trip to Mannum. While there I took some photos of some spectacular storm clouds that had built up during the afternoon. As I travelled home the setting sun lit up these clouds creating an amazing light show. […]

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