Ladies and gentlemen, words cannot express how excited I was to see my first female red-capped robin recently. Red-capped robins (Petroica goodenovii) are uncommon breeding visitors to the Canberra region (Australia). I’ve only ever seen one male. And, we had the camera with us! Wonders never cease. Read more
There are around 120 species of crow-like birds in the family Corvidae. In Australia, there are five species, including the Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides). I just love to observe these beautiful and intelligent birds. Read more
There is a new photography challenge – Bird Of The Day.
Here is my first entry — a yellow-rumped thornbill. In the manner of little birds, there one moment and gone the next.
Let me tell ya ’bout*
the birds Read more
One of my favourite obsessions is to try to get decent bird photos. It is not so easy with the little birds, but I have been having a little more luck with the parrots. We have been having very grey days in wintry Canberra. When the sun shows itself, I quickly grab my coat and go out for a walk or take a cup of coffee outside and park myself in a sunny spot. I am not alone in finding the sun soothing. The parrots have been enjoying a few rays too, ruffling their feathers as though to trap all the warmth in the pockets of air they create. Read more
Day 12 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs.
The first CD I ever got was a Bob Marley CD. My mother gave it to me. At first I was rather ungrateful because, you know, it wasn’t disco. However, it wasn’t too long before that CD became my absolute favourite, and it hasn’t been displaced in my affections. One of my favourite songs on the CD is Three Little Birds.
For at least 20 years now, I’ve owned a few canaries. The most I’ve owned at any one time is five. You can read how I got into canaries here. We are now down to two canaries, and our oldest, Harry, who is now 12, has been struggling over the last month. I’m not complaining. He has been an absolute joy. I would often sing to him — “it’s Harry I’m planning to marry.”
Here’s to Harry. When he sings all my troubles depart.
Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here. It’s a good one. It is not too late to join in the challenge. Casual players welcome.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Beautiful bird.
The Rose Robin
behold, shy and superb
the rose robin
graced with its presence
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Pink.
Dear Readers, my husband and I are just happy snappers when it comes to bird photography. I originally posted these photos on my FB page because I didn’t think they were good enough for the blog, but one of my friends thought otherwise. So I duly present them to you, because although the photos aren’t brilliant, this little Nankeen Kestrel definitely is. Read more
I do like my food. Who doesn’t? My son tried crickets the other day. They were cooked. He wasn’t too keen on going back for seconds. Some of my friends prefer the raw diet. Let me show you. Read more