1 Nov – grape vine is starting to get nibbled at by tiny Vine Moth caterpillars.
4 Nov – Watercress around town in the streams continues to flower. By the end of the month the council had also slashed or mowed some of it down.
6th Nov – Native Christmas Trees begin to flower (pic above) and Albany Blue Bush is flowering.
14th – Citrus Swallowtail Butterflies are sighted more frequently.
17th Nov – further Sacred Kingfisher calls heard in various location around the town. This is not something I have noticed much in previous years.
23rd Nov – Male Musk Duck in courting/display on Lake Seppings.
27th Nov – Vine Moth caterpillars are large and conspicuous on the vines.
28th Nov – Warm breezes with scattered showers. Overcast days. Light by 4am.
30th Nov – about 40 adolescent Ravens were congregated at sundown near the mown down patch of watercress this evening. I am taking this to mean they are grouping together before moving out and finding their own territories. It is not the first time I have noticed this. Very close to the local tip where ‘food’ is plentiful and competition is less.
And so now, with the end of November we move from the Nyoongar season of Kamabarang into the hot, dry season of Birak. The Season of The Young or The First Summer.