A Unique Wetland and Blue Bonnets

One of the key features of Bowra is a permanent pond or small lake.  It is here that so many parrot species flock daily for their critical drinking supply.  Flocks of budgies are not the only species to thrive here.  Shorebirds fit right in as well.


I discovered this pair of blue bonnets (my first decent look at the species) trying to escape the afternoon heat quite by accident.  Once they adjusted to me and the camera they stayed put for a very long time.  


I stayed 2 extra days at Bowra combing the hot dry habitat on foot hoping to flush Bourke’s Parrot.  Despite Ian’s tips I saw none and felt this was a species I simply had to write off as far as filming went.


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