Friday, September 11, 2009

Fig Parrots

As I mentioned a few days ago once again we have beautiful little Double-eyed Fig Parrots nesting in the Tahitian Apple tree outside the office. (See archives from last year). This time they have chosen another old hollow branch, not quite as good an angle for photography as last year. This male has been busy feeding his mate who now stays inside the nesting hole - you can just see her - and boy does she have something to say if he doesn't bring her enough to eat!

The other good news is that Peter has now managed to clear a track up to our water supply - thanks to the new tractor which helped him move all the fallen trees he had to chainsaw apart. As he had suspected a tree had fallen on the pipe but he's managed to fix it enough to get the water running down again so we are able to keep the sprinklers going pretty well constantly - it runs on gravity so will save on electricity needed to run the bore pump. The good news is that we can use as much as we need without depriving anyone else - after all, what we don't use simply runs out to sea!

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