Last week I went for a lovely walk to Flat Rock near Ballina. I went to get some additional photos of some local flora for a new design based on the beachside flora of this area. I also went to take some extra photos of the bird life that gather there. It was an absolutely... Continue Reading →
I have planted 2 large banksias just outside the very large windows in my drawing studio. They are a Banksia serrata and a Banksia robur. I have done this deliberately as they attract some beautiful birds, as well as the usual annoying culprits like the native noisy miner. One of my regular visitors are a... Continue Reading →
Well after weeks of struggling with uploads, code meta this & that etc etc etc I think my website is about finished. Well maybe as finished as I can do at the moment. I may tweek a couple of things over the next few days if I can figure it out or get some advice.... Continue Reading →
Spent a lovely morning in Ballina this morning catching up with a old friend and her family...sunny warm day and not too hot...but windy - I actually like windy days! Took a couple of photos over the Richmond River at high king tide with seagull flying against the wind.
What a productive, happening and harmonious bird community is in and around this old olive tree. There are parent magpies who don't swoop and allow the local humans to help out with their fallen baby, two wide eyed baby Tawny Frogmouths with ever watchful silent parents and now There is another nest in the old... Continue Reading →
In the vicinity of the baby Tawny Frogmouth tree is an Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen - nest. I must say although Tawny frogmouths are my favourite native bird, magpies with their beautiful calls come a close second. A few days ago in the stormy weather one of the young ones fell out. Unlike the... Continue Reading →