- May 22, 2018
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- Outback, South Australia
It is the same here in the high country (tasmania). The ground is poor, rocky, and gets horrendous winds off the antarctic or from the west unrestricted by any other land mass. Anything that grows is woody and tough. Mostly horizontal bush. In southern Tassie this stuffs grows prone pointing north because of the prevailing winds. Over toward the West it points to the East. If you're walking into it - ouch. Animal tracks are no help because they're all knee high, under the waist or thigh high canopy. Cuts your legs to shreds. You start off thinking "this isn't too bad", after an hour or two, every touch hurts. That's weird re the wren - I remember seeing some wren, running around on the ground, that was unique to the Northern Kimberly (Mitchell Plateau?). And a drongo. Is your wren something that stays mostly on the ground? That would make it easier to spot / identify.
Hey Randall, I am impressed. You are a GENIUS! This is not the first two times you have read my mind.
Yes it is very windy where these small shrubs grow here also, also predominantly grow horizontal; and,
YES the wren is ground wandering. Among spinefix tuffs, on the rocky slopes of the Flinders Ranges
Tassy sounds like a bushman's dream!
Short tailed Grass Wren