It’s been cold for weeks and I haven’t seen many animals around. This morning I had a lovely surprise when a flock of Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos decided to stop for a while in some trees on our place.
Yesterday Pardalotes were flitting high in the trees so a struggle to get a decent photo.
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Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Not a female showing off her bling, I think it’s a feather mutation.
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo showing its tail feathers.
Grevilleas and Correas keep on flowering but don’t feature today.
Along with the Lavender, Grevilleas, Correas etc there are some different flowers blooming now. In different climates some are probably considered Spring flowers but we’re not quite through our first month of Winter yet.
Abutalon _ Chinese Lantern
Osteospermum – Blue-eyed Beauty
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Today has been another drizzly day.
Raindrop on a Polygala leaf
Bareback rider on a millipede
Single Lavender flowers
Raindrop on a Wattle leaf
The compost bin seemed a good place to check out today.
Unfortunately I wasn’t quick/clever enough to snap heaps of tiny bugs.
Scuttling around in leaves was a cockroach.
Inside an egg shell was an Earwig
Not in the compost bin but worth a photo.
Bingo! Sitting on the lip of the compost bin.
A worm on the lid.
Here in South Australia it feels as though Winter has already arrived and not gently. Today was cold, for us, I only saw one bee at work!
I decided today I’d look only at flower stamens and stigma, there is certainly a wide range of shapes and sizes.
Correa – lemon
Eremophila – red
Eremophila – salmon
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It’s raining today, not heavily but consistently, hence the watery photos.
Salvia – Lipstick
I was curious about the lack of droplets hanging from the Lavender flowers maybe it’s because of their oil.
Centipede -it was in wood we were taking out of the back of the car
Adelaide Rosella -male, feeding in a Cotoneaster shrub
Young Australian Magpie
Adelaide Rosella -female
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