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. 

  

16 June 2019

33. GOOD MORNING SCREECHERS


There isn’t usually screaming at 6:30 am at our place. But a flock of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos went on a flypast and then there was.

Two stayed behind to nibble the seeds off Cypress Pine trees.

26 May 2019

31. EARLY BIRDS


     The morning is here
    There are birds at the bath
    One fluffy dove
    Finches having a laugh


21 May 2019

30. BELOVED BLACKBUTT

When I was five, my favourite place in the world was Blackbutt Reserve. 
Minutes from my Newcastle home, it had the best koala exhibit in Australia.
Blackbutt koalas are still the best, but they also have brilliant birds.