I initially wasn't planning on going to the Gammon Ranges, but being so close i couldn't resist.
To say that i was impressed with the area would be an understatement...its right up there with some of the
best outback experiences in Australia! On the way in, a couple of stops produced a number of Redthroats. They seemed common
throughout the Gammon Ranges, which i was very glad of, being the first trip i'd seen this species. I stopped at Italowie Gap, where the road squeezes between two meeting mountain ranges.
At the beginning of the walk, a couple of Chirruping Wedgebills called from the top of a dead tree. Mallee Ringnecks fed on the ground that
had the distinct crossover into the black headed Port Lincoln Ringneck..but not quiet. A few Chestnut rumped Thornbills were around too. I ooh'ed as the setting sun lit up the rock walls of the gap.
On the road out of Italowie Gap, a solitary kangaroo stood at a distance on the rocky gibber plains, watching me as i watched him.
I loved this place already and my next destination, Arkaroola, sounded even more promising.