Grey Fantail : Personality with Wings

The pair of Grey Fantails are so busy in the garden. Busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. . . They are busy here, there and everywhere. Around me. Next to me. Over me. Under the staircase, on the staircase, perched fleetingly somewhere - then off into the air chasing an insect. I have thoughts like Grey … Continue reading Grey Fantail : Personality with Wings

Wood Ducks, Patience and Working at Heights

The local Wood Ducks are seeking higher ground. It's going to be a sore point this year. Our chimneys are gone. The ducks loved our chimneys. They would stand atop them and croon and quack and carry on with one another. Have little discussions about the inclement weather and how they might go about finding … Continue reading Wood Ducks, Patience and Working at Heights

The Return of the White-breasted Robin

It has been a cold, gusty, wintry day. But somewhere there during mid-morning I heard a call from the past. I could had sworn it was the 'chip-chip' of a White-breasted Robin which is not entirely impossible as we had one visit the garden quite regularly a number of years ago whilst it was covered … Continue reading The Return of the White-breasted Robin

Petit Paradis in Collage

The Eighth instalment of our annual bit of artwork tracking the Two Little Fellas. This year, on a whim, our youngest Little Fella takes the stage given that he's played smaller roles in previous pictures and I loved how he embraced his nature playground in the garden - quite literally. Over the years friends and … Continue reading Petit Paradis in Collage

Australian Bird of the Year 2017

The Guardian is running the Australian Bird of the Year poll for 2017 in partnership with BirdLife Australia. The finalists were narrowed down based on recommendations from Guardian readers, Guardian staff and BirdLife Australia. Now The Guardian is calling on the Australian public to select their favourite native bird from the short list. The poll … Continue reading Australian Bird of the Year 2017