Archive forOctober, 2008

Bike riding again

I have to confess I’m a fair weather rider.  I had to just about force myself to go for the first ride for the season the other week: it was a lovely day, but as I rode it got chilly.  Today was the first of the “I have to go for a ride” days where […]

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I’m 101101 today

don’t ya just love the symmetry of that 🙂

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King Parrot

Today, as I glanced out my office window I noticed a King Parrot in my garden.  These guys are incredibly brightly coloured, almost fluorescent.  I’ve been wanting to get a photo of one of these for a while, so I ran outside with camera in hand:      

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More bees

While walking through the orchard I spotted the Nashi trees were covered in bees: They also look like introduced honey bees but are very different from the ones I took photos of on the tree lucerne. The Nashi blossoms were alive with lots of other insects too; amongst them I spotted a little native bee: […]

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More Kookaburra photos

Well as if the Kookaburras were going to let me take photos of other birds without posing themselves  

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Fan Tailed Cuckoo

I grabbed my camera to help me identify one of the birds in my garden.  Great thing is I can look at the photo and then use cool sites like Birds in Backyards to help me identify them later.  This is the fan tailed cuckoo, easily identifiable by the yellow ring around the eye.  The […]

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In the Garden: Spring 2008

  T’is the season for the birds and the bees. These bees were busy on the tree lucerne. I’m not sure what species or variety they are, but I think they are honey bees, not our native bees.  I’ve never noticed those orange parts on the back legs before, but they all had them.   […]

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Spring Joey

This year’s joeys well and truly out of the pouch now. This little guy is the first in the herd:     To give you an indication of his size I got him and his mum to stand up straight back to back:       Now his mom will growl at him when he […]

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