Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A feeding frenzy outside the kitchen! We've just put new frypans in the cabins and the old ones now make great bird-feeders.
The Yellow-Spotted Honeyeaters think it's great and have created almost a monopoly, especially when bananas or watermelon are on the menu.
Just had a giggle because these four were watching a Helmeted Friarbird - almost twice their size - becoming more and more frustrated because it was behind the lattice and trying to squeeze itself through. Finally it managed it!
What strange weather we're having - it's the warmest, wettest July we've had for years and today's the first day we've seen the sun for a long time now. But at least everything is soooo green!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well that answers my question yesterday - our beautiful new 'butterfly' is actually a 4 O'clock Moth (Dysphania fenestrata)! We've learnt that it's one of the few Australian moths which flies during the daytime and is often seen in the late afternoon - hence the '4 o'clock'. So after a comfortable night indoors (thinking the poor thing was on it's last legs!) I've just put it outside onto a Heliconia leaf and it has now fluttered merrily on it's way!
Friday, July 16, 2010
And it's actually bigger than I first thought as it measures 10 cm (4 inches) from wingtip to wingtip!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Cassowary appeared on the walking track yesterday which really thrilled the guests who spotted him. He's still quite wary and took off through the fence at 90 kph!