Purni Bore

Purni Bore

Category : 4WD Trips

Purnie Bore is an interesting place.

We are crossing the desert on a track called the “French Line” which was created by a French exploration company in 1962. As part of this they drilled Purni Bore into the Artesian Basin water then capped it. Some time later, the cap rusted out and water flowed to create a man made lagoon.

This water flow started to affect Dalhousie Springs so the Bore was recapped.
A decision was made to allow a smaller amount of flow to sustain the wildlife that had treated the bore as home when it was flowing freely.

The day we were there, it was home to about a bajillion finches. I wasn’t able to capture them on the ground, but they were all in and around the only open water that we found (see pic below)

The dryness of the rest of the site is best captured by the next photo, but it must be a fantastic during the wet when the birdlife is at its maximum

 


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