The birding was basic too but there were lots of birds about. The background noise belonged to Rufous Whistlers.
I walked a few metres up the hill from the river and campsites and was immediately buzzed by Dusky Woodswallows! Not a species I associate with such welcoming activity.
As I was standing watching the Woodswallows, a Brown Treecreeper rocketed off the ground by my left knee.
Bee-eaters zoomed around providing picturesque portraits in the sun.
As I stood there admiring all the avian activity, I realised that the Woodswallows were being excessively attentive to my presence, occasionally flying right by my earhole. Then the penny dropped. Through the bins I could see that an adult had a morsel of food in its beak. A-ha! There must be young about. I retreated some steps and crouched on the ground and waited patiently until the adults were happy with my presence and recommenced feeding duties.
Part 2 in a later blog!