In my garden again

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding

Have a song to scroll to

Well I have done a post on the birds plus other things In my garden yesterday morning and long comes a photo challenge from Terri but this time only birds that come into my garden.

This post is some of the birds I couldn’t include in the last post as it would have been too long. Enjoy a few more backyard birding photos.

A Noisy Friarbird on a cold morning

Red-backed Wrens are a small delight to see

As are Superb Fairy Wrens

Red-browed Firetail Finches are often hopping about when the grass seeds are around

So are the Double-barred Finches

Fucous Honeyeaters are in the lower part of my place and occasionally come to the garden

Rufous Whistlers have been around since Spring and their song resounds in the bush

Golden Whistlers are in the gullies either side of the house and venture into the garden every now and then

Grey Fantails are often a bit showy

Little Thornbills are very quick and hard to spot. This is a Yellow-rumped Thornbill

The Striated Pardalote make nests in the sides of gullies. This one has made a hole on part of the garden and will fly out if I walk too close.

Spotted Pardalotes are so colourful and a quick flash in the garden

There are Leaden Flycatchers calling in the garden now

I love the purple eyes of Satin Bowerbirds

The female Satin Bowerbird is not as showy

I almost forgot to include a couple of parrots. The Musk Lorikeet has great markings

Crimson Rosella are quite a sight as they always arrive in numbers

The most surprising visitor to my garden was the Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater in 2015. This rare bird became a bit of a celebratory for me as many long time birders have never seen one and there it was in my garden.

Acres of ochre

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Fall Colour Challenge – Acres of #Ochre

It’s Spring here in Australia so I may have to delve into the achieves for a bit of ochre.

Towering

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Towering Turmoil

I don’t know about the turmoil part but I sure I can get on with a bit of towering. Here’s a song to listen while having a scroll

I guess I did find a bit of towering turmoil after all. The good news is that the big Tallow Wood tree on my place is alive and standing and has new growth after the devastating fires of last year. In case you didn’t know here is a bit of what happened at Durranbah

Good Morning and Aperitivo

Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Rise and Set of the Sun

I have been going into the archives of late as my limit of images and words is getting close to full and I don’t want to spend more as I really can’t justify going to the next level. I don’t have enough time to get into my blog and start deleting the old stuff which I really must do. You may wonder why I am rattling on I guess. Well these photo are new ones from the past week.

Why have I titled my post Good Morning, well it is sunrise a almost a week ago when I was at the coast. Sunrise from my place is really boring as I live in a forest and don’t really see a full wonderful sunrise.

and aperitivo? At sunset it is far too early to say good night. Sunset is a lovely time to sit and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine or your favourite drink, and some lovely snacks, light biscuits, crackers, cheese, olives or sun dried tomatoes or capsicum for the naughty like me potato chips or as I have found recently sweet potato chips. So have your glass ready and lets salute the setting sun.

Vale Dame Vera

In the garden

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Plant Life Grows Around Us

I had intended doing a walk around the garden today but rain, glorious rain stopped that adventure. Here is a bit of a glimpse at my garden from the 2020 archives.

Spirits are all around…..

…..if you look hard enough.

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Lifted Spirits

Unlike Terri’s husband 😉 I don’t have a spirits cabinet or any bottles either empty or full and my spirits are nearly always lifted as I enjoy my life and bushboys world.

Over the years I have tried to get images of spirits, ghosts, apparitions, phantoms or spectres. These are the ones I have found
Some are in treestree_old_axe cut_named_raspberry lookout_march 2020
Some in the waterghost face_named_grafton_august 2015
Apparitions can appear out to seaship_ghost_named_brunswick heads_sept 2018
Trees have many spirits that reside withintree-face_named_-sept-2016

Spirits can appear as unknown lights
ghost room_named_august 2015
or a face at a windowlooking-out-of-the-window_named_home_nov-2016
but often I find Ghost Spiders in the gardencrab_spider_ghost_leaf_garden_named_home_nov 2018

Flower power

Terri’s Sunday Stills: The power of fantastic #florals

Terri wants us to – “This week, for Sunday Stills, let’s blow up WordPress and the rest of the Internet with gorgeous flowers! We all need some hope and beauty in our lives. Linking to Sunday Stills this week will be like we are sending each other wonderful bouquets.”

Cee loves flowers too. Here’s to the flower of the day

lili pilli flower_named_binna burra_feb 2018

ginger flower_named_home_feb 2018

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sunflowers_lismore_farmers_market_named_nov 2018

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banksia_flower_named_brunswick heads_sept 2018

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cats whiskers_flower_named_home_nov 2018

day lily_orange_flower_named_home_nov 2018

dietes_flower_named_home_sept 2018

flower_grevillea2_named_kyogle_august 2019

The Butterflies sending flowers
wanderer_echanacia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_june 2019
The bees toobee_pink_flowers_named_caniaba_jan 2019
The little Superb Fairy Wren has a flower for you toosuperb fairy wren_male_flower_named_lookout_mallanganee_nov 2018