Close in the garden

The Friendly Friday Blog Challenge: Close-ups and Macros

As this is a two week challenge, I’ll just pop in a close-up today with a Female Satin Bowerbird. Over the past week the Satin Bowerbirds have taken over the garden. The males are easily distinguished as they are a shiny blue/black. The Females and the juveniles have the same colouring and markings. The immatures stay much the same colouring for around four years when they start to change colour. By the seventh year the moult will produce the black feathers of a male. The males are promiscuous and their bower is an attractant to lure the females.

Here is the close-up of a female Satin Bowerbird in the Honey Gem Grevillea in my front yard. This photo was taken through my kitchen window.

My last bit of gold

Life in Colour September: Gold

On my last gold photo I didn’t let you know that it was a golden sunrise. I live on the east coast of Australia so a lot of my sunrise photos are over the sea. My sunsets are mainly with a mountainous backdrop.

To balance my gold photos, this time here is a sunset taken yesterday afternoon on my way home

My last gold song which has been stuck in my head all day