Weekend Wanderings – Lake Albacutya in Spring Part 1
You know, when I go up to my mothers place in the Mallee there are so many places I like to go and photograph. Some of them I have to do on my own, others I need someone to take me around and Lake Albacutya is a place I wouldn’t be able to see without Jonesy from Yaapeet. He lives close by and has a 4 wheel drive, and he takes me around there. It has been fantastic. I don’t take advantage of him, well I hope I don’t and, in return, I’ve now starting teaching him photo editing, so it seems like a good deal to me. This last time we went out, it was different again. The wildflowers were out, and you can see how the area has recovered from the fires more as well. Though, for todays post, we are starting around the back at the sand dunes, some photos from there, and then watching the birds on the way home.
The sand dunes around the lake are different to what I thought they would be like. They aren’t barren or void of all life, and if you go looking, you can see life there everywhere.
There are tracks where animals have made their way across. These are the tracks left by an emu.
Flowers pop up at odd places, and are strange in the way they grow. Not much greenery, just all flower.
If you look above you you might see a wedge tail Eagle looking for its dinner. I only had the 24-70mm lens with me, so I had to crop this a lot, such a shame I didn’t have a better lens with me. In the gallery there is also a photo of a tree that has a massive nest in it, high up, that is probably this eagle, or anothers nest.
If you look hard and are quiet you might see some kangaroos taking in their surroundings, munching on some green grass. We didn’t see many kangaroos this time, these two and two others, that was all.
On the track back to Yaapeet we also saw flocks of galahs and sulphur crested cockatoos flying together and stopping in the trees to catch up. They are very noisey when they get together.
While there is lots of life there, lots of new growth, it is important to remember it is an inhospitable environment, and finding the bones of something long dead is bound to happen. I think they are a reminder of how dangerous this land can be.
I love going back and taking photos and I have lots to show you today, in a gallery. There are photos of big trees recovering from the fires and some more of the wildflowers that grow around there. I still have lots of the sand dunes and other parts of the lake to process and get ready, so I hope you like seeing photos of Lake Albacutya. I hope your weekend has been going well, mine has, though daylight savings started here last night and I feel like I am an hour behind already, well, I am I suppose.