Just back from our national capital
Last week we decided to make a short trip to the Canberra area, familiarising ourselves with the birding areas (we're pretty new to birding, and keen to explore). Having seen splendid ganggangs in Glenrowan, we sallied north to see what the ACT had to offer. Of course, the season was not optimal, but we think there are at least four places we will revisit in spring (with some of the gorgeous rosellas we found - we never get tired of them).
Reporting in from Glenrowan, Ned Kelly's last stand
We've been wanting to spend some time with gang gangs in the wild for ages, and so we've been watching social media bird postings to see where and when they are most likely to appear. All messages and roads pointed to Glenrowan, a couple of hours north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.
Glenrowan is a gorgeous little town, very much focused on its tourist attraction of the history of Ned's last stand. So you will see. Ned Kellys everywhere! But the great thing is that just five minutes out of town is the Glenrowan Tourist Park, and that's where you can see the ganggangs - and we did!