Some Inspiration
Avoiding a bug

Reading the weather

There has been a lovely chill in the air here.  I do so love the cold.  I used to hate it.  Heat was my friend but I have done a 360 and gone to the other extreme.  I was hoping that it will stay cool for ages but I noticed the other day that there are baby birds up in the trees.  Every hollow is stacked with baby parrots,


There seem to be ducklings everywhere.

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And even the Plovers are walking their young.



Another thing that is different here is that the birds fly a lot closer to the ground.  They even forget you are there.  Some lorikeets were chattering so much as they flew by they had to swerve quickly to miss me.  Even then I felt the flutter of wings on my face.


Next thing will be the Kurlews will lay their eggs.   They don't really make a nest just chose a place on the ground and sit.  You can even mow the lawn around them and they don't move.

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These Stone Kurlews are endangered every where but here. They are ionic to this island.  They are night birds and their mournfull crys can often be heard.  The indigenous people believe that if a bird calls three times it means some one is being called by death.  I must start to pay more attention to them.


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It sounds as though you live on a nature reserve!

Carolyn Foley

I do. It is a Flora & Fauna protected island. Certain areas of the island are designated nature reserves but all the birds animals and native plants are protected. I don’t know of anywhere else just like this place. Residents put posts on the Facebook page warning motorists to watch out for nestlings in their area or if the big snakes are on the move. it makes for a great community.

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