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ILuka, Uralla and on to Tamworth

We left Yamba passing this confusing section of road I have entitled `what speed?` What speed? We then drove to Iluka which is on the other side of the Clarence river. So not too far to drive. Pitched our van at Palmers Island campsite for the day. We planned to walk the Iluka nature reserve trail which has world heritage status. The forest was full of bird song and calls, and we saw several different birds but weren't able to identify them all. The Australian Magpie is black and white, but the plumage pattern varies across its range. Its nape, upper tail and shoulder are white in males, grey in females. Across most of Australia, the remainder of the body is black. In the south-east, centre, extreme south-west and Tasmania, the back and rump are entirely white. The eye of adult birds is chestnut brown. Eastern Rosellas are medium-sized colourful parrots with distinctive white cheek patches. It has a red head, neck and breast, with yellowish to