Where is Bullarah you may well ask. Well it’s about 70km west of Moree, NSW. While looking at the eBird site I noticed a submission from Pat at Bullarah. His website had a few species that I still hadn’t videod and after asking about the possibility for a short visit, I headed off for Bullarah.
Pat had set up a small wetland about 10m long by 3m wide by placing 4 irrigation sprinklers up an old windmill frame. With a few dead branches in the puddles that form and a nearby fence for the birds to perch before approaching the branches for a drink and bath on very hot summer days, it was an ideal place to photograph and video birds. If only every property owner would make such a small effort to make life a bit easier for our feathered friends, what a difference it could make.
Over 2 days I was able to video three new species; Black Honeyeater, Black-eared Cuckoo and Little Button-Quail, and obtain excellent video of a few other species. I was particularly happy with extra video of Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo. Pat also found 4 new species that inhabit the property.
A great couple of days.