Sunday, November 28, 2010
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!
Friday, November 19, 2010
All this going on with people walking round, cooking barbeques and sitting at the table which is almost underneath her nest!
Such a common sight here but we never tire of watching (and keeping fingers crossed for) our beautiful tiny Yellow-bellied - sometimes called Olive-backed - Sunbirds!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
And our Sunbird nest in the shed now has two eggs and Mum sits quite happily as people wander around - still trying to get a good photo of her so watch this space.
This is one of our smaller butterflies, an Orange Bushbrown (Mycalesis terminus), and a fairly common sight flying close to the ground.