Sunday, January 31, 2010

Two birds and a sunset...

Well, you know what they say about counting chickens before they're hatched...

I'm afraid our candling predictions were accurate. We only had ONE baby chick ready to be hatched. The other eggs weren't doing their thang. And yet the mother had been sitting on them out in a rain lashed paddock of long grass for four weeks!

Anyhoo... that's Nature as they say... Mum's now happily back in the coop with her husband and his other wife. And the sweet little lavender baby is in the nursery.

While on the subject of birds. We had a lovely visitor in our Euodia tree -- a scarlet honeyeater, found mostly in rainforest in NE QLD.

To attract birds, we've planted as many flowering natives as we can, and over lunch, E & I counted the number of birds we can remember sighting here. Counted over 60 varieties.

Over the weekend, we had rather a lot of wind and rain as ex Cyclone Olga finished her dance around the Gulf and headed south to the west of us, down to the Channel Country. She left rather interesting skies in her wake.


2paw said...

The new baby chick is so sweet, and s/he is really lavender.
Sixty types of birds?? Wow!!

Eleni Konstantine said...

I agree with 2paw, that baby chick is so cute.