Monthly Archives: March 2019

Gorgeous Day…

Sunshine and autumn colours in Canberra at the moment.

Sunny Autumn Lunchtime Canberra Australia Autumn Colours Autumn Leaves Sonya Heaney 26th March 2019

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Saturday Visitor

A crimson rosella in our garden in Canberra this afternoon.

The rosellas are everywhere in Canberra during autumn.

Crimson Rosella Australian Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 23rd March 2019 1

Crimson Rosella Australian Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 23rd March 2019 2

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This ridiculous half-grown cockatoo…

From my home office window in Canberra this afternoon. One of Australia’s scruffiest baby birds (that is about half a metre in length – so not so little). What a cute mess!

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0650

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0645

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0647

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St Patrick’s Day in Canberra

Irish dance at King O’Malley’s pub in Canberra’s city centre for St Patrick’s Day. Ironically, King O’Malley was a severe conservative a century ago, a man who brought prohibition to Canberra for years. Naming a pub after him is a joke – I wish he’d been alive to see it!

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Our (In)Famous Canberra Kangaroo

Today is Canberra Day, which means a public holiday for people in the Australian Capital Territory. It seems like a good day to share the latest Canberra kangaroo video to make the world news!

Every so often a kangaroo story from this city “goes viral” – a consequence of our city being the “Bush Capital”, and of a kangaroo population explosion that means you see them jumping around the streets.

This time, it’s a Canberra paraglider who landed, only to be attacked by a passing eastern grey kangaroo. Watch the video – I love how he says hello to it, only to be attacked. He changes his tune very fast!

Bonus Story: this kangaroo in a standoff with a dog last week, five minutes’ walk from here!

kangaroo-dog-and-man-810x520 ‘Only in Canberra’ Bizarre stand-off between kangaroo and dog caught on video

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Sunny Afternoon at the National Library

A hot and sunny lunchtime on the terrace of the National Library of Australia in Canberra on Sunday afternoon.

National Library of Australia Canberra Heatwave Early Autumn Heatwave Sonya Heaney 3rd March 2019

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Death in Australia?

So, this afternoon the flags in Canberra – at Parliament House and The Lodge, and probably everywhere else – were put at half-mast. Why? For Australian journalist Mike Willesee?

Canberra Australia Flag Half-Mast Parliament House Sonya Heaney 1st March 2019

Canberra Australia Flag Half-Mast The Lodge Sonya Heaney 1st March 2019

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