CHRISTMAS CREEK VALLEY
Talk about Mad Dogs and Englishmen! Everyone (? sensibly) piked out due to the weather, except for Dawn and me. It drizzled all day and was quite cold but with our wet-weather gear and jumpers we soldiered on and actually had a great day. We left at about 7.15 am and joined the Fassifern Field Nats at Cave Rock Cottages picnic area at 9.00am. There were twelve of us altogether. Dawn and I saw quite a lot of birds beforehand on the way out, including a White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brown Quail, Black-shouldered Kite, Common Bronzewing and Buff-banded Rail.