18 August 2019

41. EAGLE EYES AND EYASSES


Weeks ago, out in the Can-Am with my husband, we saw 2 eagles gorging on a kangaroo. An ear torn off, brains out, intestines strewn on the ground, the kill was so fresh it hadn’t begun to smell. 

12 August 2019

40. MINI DIAMONDS


We had such warm autumn on the farm, some birds were confused and thought it was spring. Diamond Firetail Finches breed August to January but have already fledged some dainty fellas in mid-winter.

04 August 2019

21 July 2019

38. WHERE I LIVE IN DROUGHT

A farm in the mountains
once full of grass fed cattle,
a home near a cliff edge
where Wedge-tailed Eagles soar.

16 July 2019

37. PIZZA OVEN BUCKET BIRD


Every one of the last five years there is a peck, peck, peck against the metal of the pizza oven. 
 

Pizza Oven Bird pecks the holes in the chimney for an energetic dust bath. Either that, or to take revenge on the rival he thinks he sees reflected back.

11 July 2019

36. FEATHERS AND MIST


Waking before six this morning, I looked out the window to see the valleys where we live shrouded in fog, in thin cloud, in ghostly mist.

30 June 2019

35. THE RAPTOR AND I


Driving home from work, I saw a Brown Falcon. It was almost 5 and the sun seemed impatient to set.

18 June 2019

34. MORNING CANTICLE


          Birds chime in halfway through dawn singing in a fresh winter day.