We have a couple of old cockatoos who live in the back garden (we’re a bird retirement community!). This guy’s not yet as dishevelled as this one, but he’s well on his way. Half his yellow crest feathers are gone. I keep trying to get a picture of them when they’re sticking up – he looks hilarious – but he won’t cooperate when I ask!
If your day has been bad have a look at Hannibal, the neighbour’s extremely weird cat. He attempted to eat the cactus. He was caught in the act.
Happy Western Easter! One more Easter to go …
Not to be confused with the Indian myna bird (officially recognised in Australia as a more damaging introduced species than the cane toad), these are native Australian noisy miner birds – and yes, they’re very loud!
A huge flock of them has taken up residence here recently. Here are a few of them raiding the leftover rice.
Well, it feels like winter here this morning. It’s so foggy you can’t see the backyard next door, so what does our neighbourhood cat do? Stay home, you say? Nope, he comes here to sleep on the back deck!
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.
A raven is currently trying to steal my plastic container.
Here’s our resident red wattlebird trying to cope with the heat on Saturday afternoon. For reference, the second picture is what it’s supposed to look like – and does when it’s not forty degrees all week!
The mother possum taking a look at me at dinnertime yesterday. I’m disappointed, because moments earlier the baby had popped out of the hole for a look around – I missed getting a picture of it!
This evening – after dark – she came for a walk around my feet when I was sitting on the steps, and I just saw her about two metres up a tree at our back deck. She’s a very busy creature!
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.
Our latest idiot cat. Hannibal, an overly friendly Burmese cat (all Burmese cats are super-affectionate) being looked after by our neighbour for a few months. If there’s anything higher than him, he MUST go to the top of it!