Back from a very successful 6 day tour around the mallee country of west and north-west Victoria as well as the vast plains of the riverina country this week with travelling companions Karen and Darryl chasing some rare and tricky target species. We found Powerful Owl, Diamond Firetail, Slender-billed Thornbill, Rufous Fieldwren (2 different ssp), White-browed Treecreeper, Regent Parrot, Mulga Parrot, Striated Grasswren (multiple sightings), Chestnut-backed Quail-thrush (multiple sightings), Malleefowl, Mallee Emu-wren, Chestnut-crowned Babbler, Owlet Nightjar, 4 sp of Fairy-wren, Orange Chat, Plumed Whistling Duck, Pied Honeyeater, Superb Parrot, Stubble Quail, Plains-wanderer, Barn Owl, Azure Kingfisher, Spotless Crake, Shy Heathwren and Purple-gaped Honeyeater amongst others. We also saw a nice range of native mammals including Fat-tailed Dunnart, Echidna, Red Kangaroo and Grey-headed Flying Fox. All major target birds were found and in perfect weather too, happy days!