Clare’s Share Your Desktop
This months desktop is from November 2018 – a Smooth Parrot Pea. A tiny native plant that grows on my place. The flowers are like a regular pea flower only these ones are about 10mm – 1/2 Inch across. The longest leaf would be around 50mm or 2 Inches in length
Life in Colour November: Black/grey
Jude has asked “What Greys in nature do you have to share?” I think you may have sent a loaded question Jude
The front and the rear (not the best sorry) of a Grey Fantail and then onto a few more
Peaceful Dove – Grey Goshawk – Grey Crowned Babbler
Little Friarbird – Common Brushtail Possum – Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike
Koala – Grey-shrike Thrush Spotted Gum
Ibis Feathers Old tree – Granite Boulders –
Line-blue Butterfly – Crested Tern
Sometimes sitting watching birds and getting the occasional photo, you think nothing of grabbing a few shots but the when you see them on the screen an idea can form. This was a quick do it now thing before the “inspiration” went to where those sort of great ideas go to wait in a stratosphere for someone else to come along or perhaps you may have a flash of “Ohhhh…..that’s right!” and once more that wonderful bit of information’s sucked back in.
But I digress, sorry. This is a story of what could happen One day at the bird bath
I like popping over to this bird bath in the morning. Often there’s not too many folk around and I can splash a little, get a little wet and shake my feathers as the water is a bit cold.
Sometimes I like to sit on the edge of the bird bath and ponder things like what does ponder mean? It’s so good to get in the water a bit deeper each time so I can get water through my feathers. I wonder if anyone else I know will be here later on.
Whoa!!! What happened there? One minute I am a sleek flying machine, drop in for a splash and look. I look like I have gained grams. Oh dear what can I do……I can’t go out looking like this. I probably won’t be even able to take off.
Hey buddy, glad you’ve dropped by this morning. Do you think my feathers make me look fat?
No mate, not at all…..WHOA!!! What happened there? One minute I am a sleek flying machine, drop in for a splash and look. I look like I have gained grams…….
Yeah buddy, I know just what you mean……..
Well hello. Yes this is June 2020. A lot has happened at the end of June and early July which will be part of This Is July 2020…..eventually.
There’s quite a number of images which I am still trying to load to my site so I thought I’d get a bit of my blah blah out of the way. I wont be mixing like I do but the following photos will be in blocks with a particular theme I guess. I was thinking of leaving the update on the Joey until then end but those photos are loaded so lets bung them on now. That’ll get the cute out of the way so be ready to ahhh. Also get a cup of you favourite drink and a snack as you wade through what is my June 2020
As you can see Joey is growing up
This is a huge gallery of birds. Starting with a Black Kite
A Black-shouldered Kite hovering which they do as they hunt for prey
The Black Kite found the perfect perch to observe the goings on
The Yellow Robins were in the garden most of June
A classic Australian scene of a Kookaburra in an old gum tree
Blue-faced Honeyeaters will take on any pose to get a snack
The Cormorants knew when the fishers were sorting the catch
The Dusky Woodswallow was quite intent on something
The Satin Bowerbird is always looking for material to construct and make the Bower better
The Satin Bowerbird has bought lunch to his Bower hoping a female may be interested.
The Bower only has a few objects so maybe a female may not be interested unless she is hungry
The Rainbow Bee Eaters were in the garden swooping around the flowering plants
Rainbow Lorikeets love Eucalypt blossoms
The Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike found a good spot in the garden to watch what was going on
The young Gannets had a great time fishing
It’s time for a few flowers and assorted plant life This is a Leafless Globe Pea. I haven’t seen this plant on my place before and the fire has bout it to life I think
Then the flowers become pods
Then the dry and the seed can rattle around on the dried pod
OK fungi time. A bit of rain in June bought the fungi out as well
It was good to see tiny fungi rising from the ashes
Anothr new native plant bought to life after the fire
I am sure this is from my besties garden
This one as well
Life bursts forth from the trees. Eucalypt flowers are amazing.
Time for a mixed bag. The water in the harbour
You have seen this scene a few time over the past month.
I love the faces in the Bottle Trees
Who doesn’t love a bit of rust?
The old bloke smoking a pipe. Yes my bestie and I having fun on a walk
Looking through a prism. No where as good as Becky’s of Jez’s Lens Balls
A water drop high in a tree caught my eye
I love the world in a water drop
It’s time for a few insects. Nothing scary I promise even this spider is so tiny
The grasshopper was hoping I wouldn’t notice him on the steel beam
Everyone was attracted to the flower. I think they may be a type of Beefly
While the Bees were out in the garden collecting pollen. The pollen sacs are getting full.
I love finding spiders webs on the fence. This one was so tiny
The storm was approaching as we headed home. A shaft of light illuminated this farm house
Some days the clouds are just fabulous
Solitary Island in the early morning sea mist
Heading home to roost so I guess we better get ready to say good night as well
Our Moon is illuminating the way home. I hope to see you next month for another look into bushboys world
Before I go I should really give you one last chance to have a loving sigh
Also for Su’s Changing Seasons
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: For the Birds
A few years ago my shaky hand recorded a Scarlet Honeyeater in the Lilli Pilli at my place. For this challenge my blog mate Sue chose Birdsong for this challenge so I thought it was a great idea. Here’s my birdsong from a Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest Honeyeater in Australia, in my garden.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature