Category Archives: Tillellan Bird Life

Birds

Whilst I have been working out in the garden I have had visitors. Though I have been reminded that we are ‘Social Distancing’, ‘in self-quarantine or self-isolation’ or my pet dislike, ‘Lock-down’ – the visitors still come. The Wattlebird swoops … Continue reading

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A poem for Autumn

As morning emerges, magpies carol. Softly. Carried over stillness.   In the earth worms move restlessly. Slowing. The winter approaches.   These things unseen, sensed from within, accepted. With gratitude. With reverence.  

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A New Bird: Spotted Pardalote

It’s 1:30 am and Gran is talking in her sleep. “Don’t do that Jenny!” she hisses sternly. Soon enough she shifts pitch and her voice is sounding anxious and moving from muffled mumbling to clear and raised and alarmed. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed … Continue reading

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February Firetails

This February has been rather interesting. When the start of the month came around our family were in Vietnam – except of course Gran. The anxious mother in law is not cut-out for travel at the best of times these … Continue reading

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Summer Delights

The dahlias are flowering. Steadily over the last two years I have managed to cultivate our burgundy dahlias well enough to increase them in number. I have seen them described on-line with such fanciful names as velvet wine, black satin … Continue reading

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A Bird by any other Name

Dabakan Koorliny is Noongar for ‘go slowly, walk slowly’. The very best way to see birdlife and other fauna if you are moving through the bush. I have been teaching the Little Fellas how to walk in the bush without … Continue reading

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