Sunday, November 28, 2010

A few updates

The valley continues to echo with the calls of the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers and now the Rainbow Lorikeets (very common throughout the country) are squabbling over various fruits and blossoms.  These guys appear to have upset a little Honeyeater - high up in the foliage so hard to tell what kind but you can see the long slim Honeyeater's beak.

Strange weather for November with a real mix of sunshine and showers - so far 350 mm or about 14 inches of rain this month - and we're still waiting for them to finish our bridge!!!  So close now with just the approach roads to finish before putting down the bitumen.

A sad postscript to our Sunbird nest - the nest was abandoned and now no sign of either eggs or babies.  The nest hasn't been damaged so we don't think they were taken by a predator.  They sometimes suffer from a virus so we suspect that might have been what happened.  Still heaps of Sunbirds around so hopefully 'ours' are trying again!

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