Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Giving nature a hand - Day 4

Not much progress during Day 3 but it's now the afternoon of Day 4.

Who's watching who?!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Giving nature a helping hand - Day 2

Much industrious to-ing and fro-ing today and this is Mrs Sunbird's nest at 4pm on Day 2!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Giving Nature a helping hand

Springtime here and our beautiful tiny Sunbirds are in a nesting frenzy and have decided that an insect-screen is the perfect spot for their suspended nest.  The first we knew was seeing the pile of 'first attempts' on our patio this morning.  The holes in the screen are just too tiny so, as we've done before, we poked a paperclip through the mesh and draped some of the dropped bits over it to give her a start.  I think she was a bit puzzled at first but building is now proceeding at a furious pace!  Now we'll just hope she stays safe - Black Butcherbirds are a terrible menace, but there's only so much you can do to help Nature.  I'll keep posting progress reports!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Faster Mum!

We have daily sightings of these long-time resident, fresh water, Saw-shelled Turtles in the dam.  They usually dive into the water as you approach but just now I was able to creep a little closer and snap this cute family photo!