In Part 1 of this Journal, I introduced some of the birds I came across during our recent trip to South Australia, including the galah, the New Holland Honeyeater, and various parrots and lorikeets. Those were the "easy" ones to photograph, albeit with a large degree of patience being required in some cases. The following shots are more one-offs, adventitious takes as we traveled through this marvelous land.
My first shot is of a swallow taken at the Goolwa Barrage on Lake Alexandrina near the mouth of the Murray River at Goolwa and Victor Harbour. As to the precise species of swallow, I am not sure and am happy to take advice. It is probably either the Welcome (Hirundo neoxena) or the Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica), with my favouring the Welcome variety. There was a small flock of these birds wheeling about with singles such as this coming in to rest for a few minutes on the superstructure. The barrage is where nominally fresh water from the river meets salt water from the sea, su