What have I found over the past couple of weeks? The rooster has been doing what roosters do and the hen has been doing what hens do – sometimes. Yes, the Big Red Rooster (remember him) and the hens have produced a small but cute batch of chicks. The Fantail eggs (from the last blog) have hatched and two little chicks are doing well. But first, I have found some beautiful flowers.
This flower I have since found out can be rather weedy in its habit. The red and green together really caught my eye.
The Pelargoniums are flowering with their unusual petals and lovely colours.
Orange flowers stand out and this one was trying to attract insects.
The yellow colours around the garden add a splash among the greenery.
But the reds are very striking and this flower is most unusual.
The Lewins Honeyeaters are always zooming around the garden making sure that everyone behaves or sitting and watching.
The White-browed Scrub Wrens are always foraging among the leaf litter in the garden. They look quite small when they pop up onto the deck.
The chickens hatched out a week ago. I came home to the sounds of a very proud hen cluck clucking ready to show me how clever she was hatching out these little fluff balls.
The little red chick was always in or around the food bowl.
I hope it is a hen as I haven’t had any red hens for ages.
One of the yellow chicks seemed to be very interested in what I was doing.
The Fantails nest has been all go with both eggs hatching and two hungry mouths to feed.
Every now and then, they would curl up together and have a nap.
They always seem to know when one of the parents is around with food.
There is always something to catch around the garden.
Which is delivered quickly to the babies.
Afterwards there is time to have a bit of a stretch.
When it gets a bit cooler in the evening, one of the parents comes for a sit to keep them warm.
It’s good just to sit and contemplate their future.
I think the time spent sitting on eggs and keeping chicks warm may have seemed a bit boring.
Aren’t the whiskers around the beak amazing. I didn’t know that they had those did you?
That’s all from flowers and baby birds. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of new lives in my life.