Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Life on the mudflats.

We’re in a dry spell and the local wetland is drying out. During the last eighteen months or so there has been extensive dieback of water vegetation, cause unknown, although a prolonged high water level has been suggested. Anyway, the result is extensive areas of mudflats that are providing rich pickings for several bird species, […]

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Christmas dinner for a wattlebird.

There are two young Red Wattlebirds in the garden, and as I noted some time ago with another, they show virtually no fear of humans. While I was sitting in the porch with the cryptic crossword, one was happily feeding on Eremophila maculata flowers just a metre and a half away, chirping continually. Two grevilleas […]

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