Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Project: Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey

Observer: Richard Kingsford

Home run today, via the lower River Murray between Berri and Mildura. We left the Murray Mouth and the Coorong behind and headed for our second counts up on the lower River Murray. Great day for flying with little wind and no heat.

The Murray Mouth and Lake Alexandrina in the overcast morning light.

These counts up the River Murray were repeats of the wetlands which we surveyed along this part of the river on Thursday. We started on the River Murray near Berri, which was peaceful in the morning light, where houseboats hugged the banks of the river and green irrigation fields stretched out behind the houses with their water views. Not much on the river for waterbirds – just a few pelicans and cormorants.