In my garden

This is a multi photo challenge post. Of course it features birds in my garden for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge as well as Tina from the Len-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat
Also sneaking in a photo for Basil’s Life Captured Photo Prompt: Transitioning

All the following photos are taken in my garden either walking about or from the verandahs. My home is a treat for seeing birds, insects and animals as well as flowers. Here is a song to listen to as you take a stroll with me in my garden.

This is a King Parrot transitioning from juvenile to adult male

King Parrots can be cheeky. This one is looking through my office door to see what I am doing

Blue-faced Honeyeater and a Bottle Brush flower

The Little Friarbirds like the nectar from the grevillea flowers

Everyone loves a little Eastern Yellow Robin as they hop around the garden

There is always a surprise find in the garden. I think it may be a Lacewing hunting among the leaf litter

The Yellow-faced Honeyeaters chitter chatter in the garden

Dragonflies are always flitting about or just watching on a stick

Of course I could let a post about my garden go without including a Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey

So many butterflies in my garden throughout the year. Scarlet Jezebels arrive in September in time to take advantage of the Pentas flowers

Scarlet Honeyeaters are flashing jewels as they fly about seeking nectar from flowers like this Pink Euodia

The Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies are the largest butterflies in my garden

The Hippeastrums are flowering now and the tiny Stingless Native Bees just love them

Rainbow Lorikeets add so much colour to my graden

Family photo

The Wednesday Challenge: Family Photo

Susan and myself invite you to locate that one mysterious photo and write us your thoughts on it. Remember the photo is a flash back to the past and not a recent one of yourself or family ( unless of course you have an early photo of yourself which is welcomed).

Well the words mysterious photo for the challenge made me think……..

Here is a rare family photo of the Red-necked Wallabies in my garden. It is not often that I see a Female and her Joey with a Male so close together.

Drama

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Drama

Where is the
drama?
is it
in the flowers?

Is it
in the air?
always a drama
somewhere

Perhaps a drama
on a post
drama
trivial to most

Not just
the birds
where a drama
resides

Oh the drama
where would we
be
without a drama

Joey – the final update

In January, I wrote about a little Red-necked Wallaby, One day I’ll jump for joy

This is a story in pictures of the little Joeys growth since we first saw him. I am guessing a him but I don’t really have any idea if the Joey is female or male.
Still not much hair but hanging out of the pouch a bit morered necked wallaby_joey01_garden_durranbah
The pink skin is slowly being covered. Same hang about attitude though.red necked wallaby_joey02_garden_durranbah
Getting bigger and bolderred necked wallaby_joey03_garden_durranbah
More fur and still likes to hang aboutred necked wallaby_joey04_garden_durranbah
Almost completely covered in fur and is curious about the ground and food.red necked wallaby_joey05_garden_durranbah
and just like that, out of the pouchred necked wallaby_joey06_garden_durranbah
Still likes to hang close to Mum. Sometimes has a bit of a play. Jumping up at Mum’s head   or grabbing on to her neck.red necked wallaby_joey07_garden_durranbah
Learning how to scratch that itch with those huge feet.red necked wallaby_joey08_garden_durranbah
and with that it’s time to follow Mum into the bushred necked wallaby_joey09_garden_durranbah

This morning I thought I would get a video of Joey in the garden. This is taken through the kitchen window. My video skills need improving and I tried to use an editing suite but failed. The Wallaby in the foreground isn’t Joeys Mum. Joeys Mum is behind the Grevillea. Enjoy a very fast wallaby zooming around the garden