Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bee eaters mean spring!

I'm a bit later in breaking this news but the Bee-eaters have arrived for the summer and so have the Sacred Kingfishers. These birds stay around for the whole of summer and their calls fill the air - especially in the evening when the Bee-eaters are tring to settle down to sleep. Although these are the reliable migrants we also have Trillers, Songlarks, Chats, budgies and cockatiels when the seasons are good - like now. There is also quite a commotion among bird circles as the Princess Parrot is making an appearance in different places.
We have had more rain in the last couple of days and there is more predicted next week, so these birds will just keep on breeding.

We have been enjoying the greenery this year and have been on some lovely short walks with the kids.
there was even a very cheeky Dingo catching fish!


  1. What awesome photos Chris! Where are the kid friendly walks? CHeerio - Katja

  2. Hi Katja, those walks were the ghost gum walk at Ormiston - and John Hayes rock hole which will of course be running again much like the photo. The Dingo was at Ormsiton.

  3. What beautiful places to spend the day hiking and exploring, especially for the young ones.

  4. Indeed - we are pretty lucky to have these greats spots within a stones throw. I wouldn't mind going hiking occassionally to an Alpine lake though!