It was only around 30 degrees today, but this baby magpie is next to me on the back deck right now, beak open, looking hot.
What it doesn’t know is that tomorrow it’ll 36, and then 37 the day after!
I put as much (cold!) water out as I can, but some of the baby birds (especially the currawongs) like to play with the containers – dragging them around and knocking them over!
This is their first summer, so they don’t understand what to do.
It’s Christmas Eve again, so here – again – is one of our “pet” wild magpies hanging out on the back deck on Christmas Eve and enjoying the music from The Nutcracker.
On this sunny winter afternoon in Canberra!
We have a sulphur-crested cockatoo plague here at the moment.
No – we have a bird plague in general! It’s a good thing we like them! With spring coming, we have dozens of every type of bird chasing each other around the garden to establish dominance – other than the cockatoos, who just hang around and have fun.
It was a sunny afternoon in Canberra today (somehow we’ve missed all the rain and floods that seem to be hitting most of eastern Australia).We went for a glass of wine on the Kingston Foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, and this was the view of the Defence buildings when we were heading home (that’s the American Eagle statue across the water).
The last day of autumn in Canberra, and even if the autumn leaves are gone, there’s still lots of colour around!