Originally posted March 13th 2012
It seems like 5 minutes! It’s very easy to sit on the veranda and just look out over the river and hillside watching the birds and marsupials for hours. We watched a pair of wedge-tailed eagles hunting the other day ,a great sight. We also see sea eagles here hunting fish out of the river. Larry snapped this one flying between our veranda and the river.
At the moment the conditions are favourable and food is plentiful so all the wildlife is really healthy. The recent rain drove the river up a good 30 ft which was sight I haven’t witnessed before. It happens very quickly. The force of nature is very powerful and it was something to see our small river turn into a raging torrent taking trees along with it and anything else in it’s path. We were unable to use our road, or goat track as I call it for about 4 days, but had plenty of supplies here. It’s so good to see so many healthy wombats without mange so we are hoping the favourable conditions will continue with steady rain rather than the erratic we have just had. We felt very sorry for all the people that got flooded and hope they don’t have a repeat anytime soon. It must be devastating and so difficult to recover from. The frogs of course have loved all the rain and there are lots around which is good sign.
We are starting to get organised and work will begin on the large bird avairy hopefully next month.