I've been doing some more work with the lovely folk at Birdsville Roadhouse on a new range of enamel mugs.
The new design features some of the feathery friends you're most likely to see in and around Birdsville, and is named "Birds of Birdsville." It features an emu, brolga, galah, and pelican.
You might be surprised that pelicans are found so far inland, but Birdsville, despite sitting right on the edge of the red, sandy expanse of the Simpson Desert, actually has a pretty decently sized lake! That area of the country also forms a section of the river system that the rains that fall in Far North Queensland take on their long journey through central Australia and down into South Australia and Lake Eyre.
One of the really cool things about heading into the Australian outback is coming across so many of our largest wild birds. Between the wedge-tailed eagles, the emus and the brolgas, you'll see a fantastic variety of impressively sized feathery friends on a trip out to the red centre. This mug is but a tribute to a few of our favourites.
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