originally posted October 21st 2012
We have about 4 swallows nests around the house and the babies are all out now and learning to catch food on the wing. Adult swallows have a very busy life when they are feeding their young. All you see when watching the nests is constant open becks! It was a good learning experience watching the developments day by day.
We have been getting our vegetable garden going and at last things are starting to grow. We have been eating lots of radishes and lettuce while waiting for everything else! Also trial and error with many plants trying to find out what grows well here. Our bottle brush bushes are out in flower and attracting quite a few friar birds. Always something to learn .I didn’t know that friar birds were nectar eaters but they obviously are. The Casuarina Cockatoos
are around constantly and we have also seen a couple of brush-tail wallabies in the past week .It’s good to know that we have endangered species around here .We have also sighted a couple of flocks of yellow tail cockatoos in the past month which I was delighted about as I used to love seeing them flying overhead in Sydney and I didn’t think they were around here.