Since I’ve been a dog aunty, I’ve been walking the neighbourhood even more than usual. It has given me lots of opportunities to see the local bird boxes in use. That is a rainbow lorikeet sitting on top of the box.
And this, I believe, is the lorikeet wondering what I am up to down there. Or perhaps the lorikeet is watching the dog!
This morning, I went to check on a swarm at our friends’ house, and to look in on their chooks. There have been three swarms in their neighbourhood in addition to those at our house over the last couple of weeks, so our friend the beekeeper has been a regular visitor. Passing through the same park on the way home… I was admiring the activity of the bees who have moved into a big river red gum (E Camaldulensis) that leans to one side near the creek. I don’t know if you can see them in this picture–but this is the entry to their home, viewed from below. In the past I have seen musk lorikeets wing their way out of the same hollow.
This is one of the trees I tied a handmade banner to a while ago. You can see it here, dwarfed by the immensity of the tree.
When I got closer, I realised that someone had added their own commentary to the banner. In a good way!