It’s a long way to the top

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Atop

Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly on Pentas flowers

Rainbow Bee Eater

Bee on a flower

Cows on a hill

Brown Goshawk (I think) on the lookout

Dragonfly having a rest

These light poles always have Australian Pelicans on them at Evans Head

Kookaburra on a fence post

Little Superb Fairy Wren female on a fence post

A cow at sunset

It’s a long way to the top

Whipbirds in the garden

It is so lovely to hear and see Eastern Whipbirds in my garden. Actually as I write this there are a pair in the garden now. They arrived after the fire in December 2019. Displaced from where they usually lived by the fire which devastated the landscape by the many fires from the Gibraltar Range across the floodplain of the Mann River through my place and towards Ramornie.

Whipbirds are notoriously shy birds and dart way as soon as they see you. All of these photos were taken through the sun room and office windows.

A lovely looking bird

Peering back at me through the window

Always keeping an eye on what is going on in the garden.

When they give their distinctive call, their whole body gets involved. The wings sweep upwards and the tail fans open.

The colour of their feathers look rather plain until you get to see them up close.

This Whipbird sat with its tail feathers fanned out for quite a while.

A lovely face looking back at me.

Whipbird call

5 Minutes Ago – 9 July

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #68

I usually take my weekend sky photos on Saturday mornings, hence the title. It is getting much colder now, well into single figures. Last night was 2C and the fire was lovely and warm.

The blue sky poked through wispy clouds.