More good fortune yesterday as, while the male LW was alternating between feasting on banksia and defending his territory,
The adult LWs have reclaimed the area at the front of verandah and are both chasing away the eastern LW group. The juveniles are still around - there are some pics of one after its bath if you 'read more'. I think this one is the adult female, as it is still quite camera shy -
- whereas the male is just as likely to launch into this woolly bush when I'm weeding underneath it, which always gives me a start...
Was very happy to get a wildlife camera for my birthday - especially one so simple to operate. Then I was lucky enough to capture a ten second video of three Crimson Rosellas at the 'roo bucket'. The hardest part was working out how to share it with you - this free version of Weebly doesn't allow for videos to be inserted. Click on this link to watch - it's 32 mb.
What started out as the (happily) commonplace situation of LW on branch in front of verandah, surveying his domain, evolved into something that made me smile - so I thought I would share it with you.
Hard to believe it's been a year since I started this diary and, with the approach of spring, perhaps we'll see another generation of LWs on the block. The adults are spending more time together and seem to have tentative reign over their traditional territory.
Sometimes you just get lucky - you have your camera in its bag with you out on the verandah, hoping for a break in the weather and hear their approach. Six yellow-tails on a brief stop-over. This 'lookout' male was the only one not obscured by branches. He certainly kept a pink-ringed eye on me during the visit.
Pretty ordinary day yesterday weather-wise then just after 4pm the wind dropped, the clouds parted and I spent 30 mins in the garden enjoying the winter sunshine. Thought I'd share some of it with you.