This is April 2020

I guess you have been wondering where April went. So did I. I have been sorting and culling but still you will be quite weary by the time you get to the end. I suggest stretching, having a walk around, grabbing a drink and a snack and settle in for a long post.

I guess now everyone is awake, I should start with a sunrise at my besties

sunrise_palms_named_caniaba_april 2020
Most mornings, the Straw-necked Ibis leave their roost and head off to their feeding groundstraw-necked ibis_flting_named_caniaba_april 2020
Some Ibis like to investigate the paddocks on the farm next doorstraw-necked ibis_named_caniaba_april 2020
Every morning after a bit of rain the day before or overnight I always check the rain gauge. At my besties place I usually have to work out how many frogs it rained overnightfrogs_rain gauge01_named_caniaba_april 2020
Her place has at the moment had a fantastic hatching of Green Tree Frogs. They are everywhere so we have to check before we move, pick up or do anything in the garden or on the verandahs. Even sitting down to have a cuppa you have to check the cushions lest you sit on a frog or two.frogs_rain gauge_named_caniaba_april 2020
A Blue-faced Honeyeater was investigating the trees for insects.blue-faced honeyeater_eucalypt_garden_named_caniaba_april 2020

On a walk, a Golden-headed Cisticola was singing it’s little heart out.
golden headed cisticola_named_caniaba_april 2020

Back at my place, the Golden Whistlers calls were echoing in the bush. This female was quite attentive while hunting in the garden.
golden whistler_female_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
More signs of life returning to the burnt bush. There are reddish dots throughout the bush of new growth of some plants.tree_new growth_named_durranbah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020

A new flower has emerged. I still haven’t identified the species as yet. The flower is about 10mm in size.
native flower_durranbah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Another new unidentified flower. Again quite small. flower_yellow_native_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
The Snake Beans at my besties have been quite prolific in April. The flower is quite lovely as well.flower_snake bean_garden_named_caniaba_april 2020
One of the Grevillea flowers at my place. flower_grevillea_red_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
This is a Leafy Purple Flag Wild Iris flower These can be between 25 and 50mm. The Hover Flies found the flowers about the same time I did.leafy purple flag wild iris_hoverfly_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
A Teddy Bear Bee had scrunched into the Blue Ginger flower while a Stingless Native Bee waited its turn.stingless native bee_teddy bear bee_blue ginger_flower_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Here is a Teddy Bear Bee getting a bit of nectar from a Pentas flower.bee_teddy bear_pentas_flower_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
The Blue-banded Bees love the blue Salvia flowersbee_blue banded_salvia_garden_named_caniaba_april 2020
OK I’m done as the Teddy Bear Bee flies off.teddy bear bee_flying_blue ginger_flower_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
There has been quite a lot of Yellow Meadow Butterflies who seemed to take up the proliferation from the Lemon Migrants who were the copious butterfly of March.yellow meadow butterflr_flower_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
I think this is a Leafwing Butterflyleafwing butterfly_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
The Line-blue Butterflies were quite occupied in early Aprilline blue butterflies_mating_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
It’s always lovely to find a Blue Tiger Butterfly when out walking.butterfly_blue tiger_named_caniaba_april 2020

I was surprised to find a Blue Triangle Butterfly in my besties Zinnia patch
butterfly_blue triangle_zinnia_named_caniaba_april 2020
A Common Crow also found the Zinnias. The Feature Photo is the pupa of a Common Crow Butterflybutterfly_common crow_zinnia_named_caniaba_april 2020As did a Scarlet Jezebel
butterfly_scarlet jezebel_zinnia_named_caniaba_april 2020
A Painted Lady Butterfly enjoyed a stop off at my Pentas flowers australian painted lady_butterfly_pentas_garden_durranbah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Of course the bees found the Zinnia flowers toobee_zinnia_named_caniaba_april 2020
“Last time I let you read the Karma Sutra!”line-blue butterflies_mating_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Dragonflies were buzzing around the dams looking for that special someonedragonflies_sex_durranbah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
I seemed to have quite a number of Lady Beetles around the place in April.lady beetle_grass_seed_durranbah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Walking through the bush suddenly a flurry of white dots took off from the grass. These tiny moths were quite unusual.moth_blue spotted_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Other Dragonflies enjoyed the sun.dragonfly_orange_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
OK it’s Spider time. These are small and quite harmlessspider_web_morning_named_caniaba_april 2020

Here is the Jewel Spiders again. I think this was a Monday Macro
jewel spider_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
On the dam there was an explosion of Water Beetles. Hundreds were in a large group.water beetles_dam_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
I am sure the Black-necked Stork would have scooped up lots in one gulp. This one was on a wetland close to town. There were quite a number of birds but the water was a bit away from the road so getting photos was difficult.black-necked stork_named_grafton_march 2020
A White-faced Heron was also stalking the shallows.white-faced heron_named_grafton_march 2020
Up the road from my place, some White-bellied Sea Eagles have set up a nest and have hatched one Eaglet.white-bellied sea eagle_named_lilydale_april 2020
It must be starting to get cold in the mountains as a couple of Pied Currawongs have arrived at my place. The Currawongs come down from the mountains every Winter.pied currawong_garden_tree_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
A Splendid Fairy Wren was chatting away in the bushes when we were out walking.splendid blue wren_named_caniaba_april 2020
A Lewins Honeyeater was deciding whether to jump in the bird bath or just look pretty among the flowers.lewins honeyeater_bird bath_garden_named_caniaba_april 2020
Tiny the King Parrot came to the door wanting to know if today was the day I would pop a bit of seed out for him and his partnerking parrot_tiny_verandah_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
The Joey was getting an idea of having breakfast with his Mumred-necked wallaby_joey_garden_home_jackadgery_april 2020
He is getting bigger and zooms around the gardenred-necked wallaby_joey_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020

In the afternoon the sun makes a fern in a hanging pot plant quite luminous. I had to get in among the leaves.
fern_close_macro_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020
Well it’s time for the Straw-necked Ibis to head back to the roost as the sun setsibis_flying_sunset_orange_named_caniaba_april 2020
Our Moon looked a treat in April don’t you think?moon_named_caniaba_april 2020

Thanks for stopping by and enduring another marathon post. I hope you enjoyed exploring bushboys world. Let me know if you had a favourite photo.