Travelling Australia - Journal 2015c




7,8 July 2015
Balranald (Yanga National Park)


During the two-day stay in Balranald I visited different parts of Yanga National Park near Balranald. Yanga is a relatively new national park formerly a sheep property. Some parts (woolsheds and homestead) have been well developed for visitors and a beach has been developed on Lake Yanga but most of the national park is undeveloped and public access is not permitted.

spiny-cheeked honeyeater

The Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater is easy to identify with its pink and black beak as well as chestnut-orange breast. This is a noisy bird feeding in pairs and small groups in flowering native trees. This one was at the Willows Woolshed at Yanga NP.

spiny-cheeked honeyeater

Pelicans in a feeding group on Lake Yanga. Soon they will push their large beaks under the water to trap some of the fish they know are below them. Note the Cormorant on the left waiting for chance to dive under the pelicans and grab a fish.