The Daily Post word prompt: Sweet
What could be sweeter than an Eastern Yellow Robin sitting on a garden chair looking for an insect in the garden
Perhaps a Red-browed Firetail Finch having a bath on a hot day
Or a Variegated Wren contemplating having a dip
Or a Grey Fantail splashing about
Or is it a tiny Brown Thornbill enjoying a splash around
Did you have a Sweet favourite?
I’d like you to meet Kurrie. Kurrie has been living at my besties place for a few weeks now. Luckily Kurries parents are always close by and are very good parents. Kurrie has survived 2 hail storms plus countless rain events as well as hot sunny days. We are enjoying Kurries company and will be sad when Kurrie finally decides it’s time to leave.
Here is a small photo story of our new friend Kurrie
Kurrie lives high in the tree tops not far from the house. Kurries place looks a bit thrown together but as I mentioned has survived the weather. You can just see one of Kurries parents on the right.
Here is a bit of a closer look at Kurries place. We were never sure that there was anyone in the nest.
Then one day we could hear this raucous sound and there was Kurrie.
Kurrie spend a lot of time asking Mum and Dad for something to eat.
I wonder what the parent is thinking.
As Kurrie is growing, now it’s standing up and stretching.
All the time keeping an eye out for the next snack
Or stretching out as far as you can
The parents are constantly bringing Kurrie food. A growing baby needs lots of nourishment.
Here, Kurrie gets a bit of food from the parent.
A bit about Kurrie.
Kurrie is a Pied Currawong. Currawongs live in most coastal areas of Eastern Australia. They live in the forest and have adapted to city life. I know when the weather is getting cooler in the mountains as the Currawongs come down from the mountains to hang around my place. They are around 48cm. Currawongs have a loud and distinctive call which is heard in the mornings, before roosting at night and sometimes before it rains.
Here is their call from Graeme Chapmans website