This is a Firetail. My neighbour Neil calls them Diamond Sparrows.
06 December 2019
23 November 2019
Looking out at sunset, the last rays of the day hit gold. The bird’s head was lit, shining like precious metal. This is the one I’d been watching and waiting for. My favourite bird-the Rainbow Bee-eater.
Two years ago, when I was flirting with bird-watching, there was a wow moment. Watering pot plants I looked up to see a bright coloured bird swoop through the air snatching a bee on the wing.
07 November 2019
31 October 2019
23 October 2019
19 October 2019
I thought there was something wrong with the bird. With its eyes closed and tail bent underneath it could have been sick. Parrot tails always extend straight out in line with the body; this one was different.