It has been quite some time since Pied Butcherbirds have come to investigate a possible snack when I have been cutting wood.
The first I knew the Pied Butcherbirds were about was when I was cutting something flashed past in the corner of my eye and landed in a tree near me.
Hanging on no matter what the size of the tree is to look around the cutting site.
On the end of the log you can see among the already cut rounds of timber, hoping an insect will scurry about.
These two looked in the bark that I stripped from the log so the chainsaw would get blocked with the fibres from the bark.
I think they may have found a few insects. Under the bark were some wood cockroaches hibernating. It took a while for the wood cockroaches to think about moving when I first pulled the bark back.
Overall there was four Pied Butcherbirds rummaging in the bark and the cut pieces of tree. They never sat close enough to get all four in the one photo. The last time the sound of the chainsaw bought Pied Butcherbirds around was over ten years ago. I wonder where they have been?
Yes…….benches. Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Benches
The stone bench in a Museum in Bologna. It was surprisingly comfortable.
The wonderful wooden bench my friend made at his property
The garden bench at my place.
The theme from Terri: #Macro or Close-up Photography; Is there a difference?
I enjoy getting in close to our world, exploring the small details in nature. Here’s a few photos for your enjoyment.
Macro – The face of a fly
Macro – The miniature world of fungi and moss
Close-up – Getting in close with an Ibis.
Close-up – with a Pelican
Macro – A rivet head on the Grafton Bridge
Close-up – the rust on a chain.
Close-ups or Macros? What do you think?
The last few weeks has seen a lot of small birds in my garden and in the forest around the house. One little bird, a Striated Pardalote, has hopped onto the verandah most mornings looking for insects among the windows and doors or just on the verandah boards. A lovely colourful visitor who has a hole in a gully wall where it has made a nest. I am yet to find the nest.
Topics include – Purple, Colours, Wood, Garage, Vintage Cars
A Fig Bird on the nest among the Purple Jacaranda flowers
Not really a Vintage Car but a fabulous truck
A Wood fungus
The wonderful Colour on a leaf
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The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Neglected
The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Reflection
A branch upon the shore
Placed by waves
The night before.
Around the wood
In a place
Where ancients stood.
Their time has past
To be never more
Branches still wash
Upon the shore
The raucous sounds.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
filling the sky.
the last light.
to the day.
Welcoming the night.
Debbies Photo Challenge: Let’s Remove All Traces of Reality
Is reality a mirage?