Monday, January 14, 2019

Babies on Display

Over the last week we have had hatchings of Red-browed finches, Sparrows and Blue Wrens. We are so lucky that the parents trust us enough to bring their precious little ones onto our front lawn to play and feed. I am sure there have also been honeyeaters hatched, but they are far less confident and rarely go to ground.

We have had hours of pleasure watching the antics. especially of the wrens.  They are so funny chasing mum and dad for a feed, little round bodies, long spindly legs and little tails wagging. Impossible to get a focussed shot as they are never still.

The baby  finches lack the red markings on their heads. Apart from that. they are hard to distinguish. They are quite independent and you rarely see them demanding to be fed, like the baby wrens.

And my favourites. These little fellows are just so cute and so unafraid.

They remind me of the three wise monkeys.

We have had three days of 40C degrees here. Oh for some cold, wet weather.

Liz Needle  - linking with "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes"  and "Wild Bird Wednesday".

Sunday, January 13, 2019


A change from sunsets. These beautiful clouds fascinated me earlier this summer. I find cloud formations so beautiful and varied in their form.

Liz Needle  linking with Skywatch Friday.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Glorious Sunset

I haven't caught a lot of sunsets lately - never there at just the right time, or maybe a lack of really good sunsets, but this one a few days ago was a beauty.

Whoever makes sunsets does a brilliant job some days.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Skywatch Friday


Despite a few days of blistering heat, the hydrangeas are looking stunning this year. I am always amazed at the variety of colours we get in the one patch of garden under the Mulberry tree. One would think that the soil in the one area was of similar composition, but it does not appear so here.

They do make a lovely show in this hot dry weather. So cool and inviting.

Liz Needle