Started the day with an early morning walk around Fort Grey campground, but again the birds were very quiet. We headed west 40 kilometres to Cameron Corner. At the boundary of the national park we drove through the gate in the dog fence from NSW to South Australia, then quickly turned right into Queensland, arriving at the Corner Store.
A quick spot of birding around the Corner Store, where we got White-backed Swallow. I had seen this species once before from a distance, so seeing them up close was great.
From Cameron Corner we headed west into the Strzelecki Desert, traversing 32 kilometres of red dunes and white gravel until we came to a suitable dune with cane grass to search for Eyrean Grasswren. Atop the dune it was very quiet as we scanned for wrens and after about half an hour we spotted them darting between clumps of cane grass. The wrens were very crafty, so we didn't get super close, but it was great to find such a remote species.
Back to Cameron Corner, where we paid $5 each for a shower. After days camping out in the bush I think it was the best shower I've ever had! Refreshed, we got burgers with the lot for lunch, and settled in at the store to keep out of the heat and away from the flies. Later in the afternoon, we went for a wander from Queensland through South Australia to New South Wales, where we visited the corner post so we could be in three states at once.
Hung out at the store for a while longer, perusing the visitor book and waiting for the day to cool down. At 4:50 p.m. we set off on foot, went back to NSW, and walked for 40 minutes south along the dog fence. In the red sand we studied all the animal tracks. Not many birds, White-backed Swallow, White-winged Fairywren, a Wedge-tailed Eagle circling quite low, and our first Cockatiels of the trip.
Back to the store where we got chicken schnitzels and veggies for dinner. Camping at the store tonight.