Fantastic scenery, rolling hills and streams and bird life.
This represents a day I spent last week in the fantastic country side of the lower Barrington Tops.
The weather was superb and the birds spotted were numbers of Australia Pipits, a few Cisticola, and a pair of Wedge-Tailed Eagles.
Our day started in the small town of Gloucester NSW, heading towards the Barrington Tops.
We eventually reached the junction back towards the Barrington River, this is where we came on a large group of Australian Pipits.
Pipits are a bird found in open country and move about in flocks, there one day, gone the next.
Other other places I have spotted Pipits were the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland.
They can be difficult to photograph as they move all the time and as ground feeders they also have nests on the ground.
Cisticola are usually in big numbers in our area but this year we have spotted none - with the exception of a pair I found on this trip close to the Barrington River.
Photographing them, it was all over in a few minutes. In past years I have found them close to Maitland.
Early morning is the best time to get them, look for the male who rises to a high point and calls.
Continuing my journey crossing the Barrington River I drove through some fantastic country, for the next three hours.
I came on two Wedge-Tailed Eagles sitting on a branch of a large tree in a gully.
One made off but the other stayed put and allowed me to get a few shots of the bird on the perch as well as in flight.
There's no doubt they are magnificent birds.
Once they were gone they lifted high up and it was all over.
I continued my trip back to the highway, till the next time.