Living in the middle of suburbia, and 600 kms from the beach, water birds of any description are few and far between. However …. as we have a large koi pond occasionally we will get a visit from certain interested parties. Reed Cormorant, perching on the wooden beam overlooking the pond. We’ve had two visits … More BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS IN OR NEAR THE WATER OR SNOW

Watch the birdy

While mucking about in the garden with Catherine yesterday afternoon – she and her mum had come for dinner and we were checking up on the tomatoes she had seeded – she looked up and pointed. ”Look, Douglas, birds.” Good eyesight she has. Way, way up high riding the thermals was a large flock of … More Watch the birdy

Bits n’ Bobs

Tri – Colour Tiger Moth. Vegetable Garden coming along nicely. Several days of heavy rain have helped! Potatoes and squash in two of the raised beds..    MIkey pauses for a drink. Flying in a Blue Dream – Interesting aircraft. White bellied Sunbird. Everything gone to pot. Someone lighting a fire on the other side … More Bits n’ Bobs

Watch the birdy

We have two species of Mousebird that visit, the almost ubiquitous Speckled and this one, the Red Faced. The latter rarely makes an appearance. So infrequent are their visits that this is only the second time in 18 years I’ve seen  one, let alone managed a photograph. Made for a very pleasent morning! Ark.