Monthly Archives: February 2019

Today’s Crazy Bird

Our sulphur-crested cockatoos are very cheeky, and spend a great deal of time stripping bark off all the trees and creating a huge mess!

This one came around the back this morning, to check out what the other bird species who live here were up to.

3 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

2 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

4 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

1 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

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Caught in the act!

A raven is currently trying to steal my plastic container.

Australian Raven Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 25th February 2019 2

Australian Raven Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 25th February 2019 1

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End-of-Summer Sky in Canberra

Sonya Heaney Blue Summer Sky Sunshine Canberra Australia Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree 24th February 2019

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24/02/2019 · 4:05 pm

Canberra’s First Autumn Colours

It’s not much, but here are our first autumn leaves in the garden in Canberra today. We have temperatures in the thirties forecast into March, but the trees know what season it is!

The First Autumn Leaves Garden Nature Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Autumn Colours 24th February 2019 Summer Sky Blue Sky Sunshine

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Steve – the best bird!

Here is our tiny butcherbird who turned up here as a little baby a couple of years ago. Steve/Stevie goes away for a few months a year, and then comes back and practically lives at our back door.

So very, very, VERY friendly and cute!

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 1

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 3

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 2

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The Dinner Rush

The first rush of birds coming in hope of a dinner snack here in Canberra this evening. Left to right: a peewee, a magpie, and a half-grown red wattlebird. We have many others, including about ninety-million currawongs!

Peewee Australian Magpie Red Wattlebird Canberra Australia Dinner Rush Sonya Heaney Summer 16th February 2019 Nature

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Canberra: Best Coffee in Australia

Canberra Barista Australia's Best Coffee is in Canberra February 2019

Once again, Canberra has been named as having the top baristas and best coffee in Australia. One Canberran beat out the reigning champion – also from Canberra – to win this year. It’s headline news now, but I always follow this competition quite closely because one of the “national champions” is someone we’re associated with.

Australia needs to do away with old stereotypes about different cities. Only a few years ago when I was in Melbourne I had a distant relative who lives there ask if we even had restaurants in Canberra! The staggering ignorance… I’m proud to say Canberra is making “best of” lists all over the place at the moment (best city in the world to live – twice; second-best city in the world to visit, after Seville), and coffee is just one of the latest awards!

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