Visitors while gardening

While I was doing some gardening I had a visit from these two feathered friends.  The birds were waiting for me to finish disturbing the compost heap so they could get something to eat. Because we have a water feature in our garden we have frequent bird visitors, more so during this very dry spell…

Bird life in the garden

Another aspect of gardening is using plants that will attract birdlife.  We have a large variety of birds in our garden but one species that is not attracted by flowers is the kookaburra.  The kookaburra likes small animals and insects.  We have a large population of skinks in the garden and the kookaburra would make…

Local bird life while gardening

This one is fairly obvious in the tree, a kookaburra.  I was removing some old sleepers and there were lots of bugs underneath.  A group of six kookaburras was hanging about looking for a feed. (There is no specific collective noun for kookaburras but I like the idea of a cackle of kookaburras.)  When I…