I was going to walk up the hill today but it is so murky here taking photos would be a waste of time. It has also drizzled intermittently. Of course tomorrow I am doing a day of contract work to pay for the laptop so it will be warm, sunny, light breeze and a bird and bug-full day. So a few more shots of the garden residents come out of the top quality, hessian, reusable, recyclable, totally organic, vitamin-packed (made in China) camera bag. They may be old friends by now but I never tire of watching their antics and wondering what is going on in their minds.
Something clearly attracted the attention of this couple in mid-preen. What was that Doris? No idea Dan. Probably just another super-hero passing through. And one of them decided to call the alarm for the neighbours. Or perhaps he was just feeling a bit frayed – can’t you stop your kids playing football near my nest? No, you can’t have your ball back. Buzz off.
And the Crested Mynas look just as baffled. Or is that an alert look? ‘Ere. Stop pointing that thing at me. They can be very sensitive little souls in between terrorising the rest of the garden residents.But the prize for my favourite bird yesterday went to this chap. Singing his little heart out. A Magpie Robin. This fulfils all Mrs. Ha’s criteria for identifying birds, being a combination of black and white. She contends that all birds are either black or white or a combination of the two. I do wish she’d allow me to buy a colour TV. Watching David Attenborough’s Life of Birds in B&W is not as rewarding as in glorious technicolor.
More as soon as a rest day coincides with decent weather. I hope everybody had a spam-free and enjoyable holiday.