Monday, December 4, 2017

Yellow Tailed Black Cocatoo

On a recent trip away to one of my favourite places, I spied these yellow tailed black cockatoos. Here they were making use of the bird bath supplied next door. They had had their drink, and were getting ready to fly.

There were only two in this pic, but at the time there were three flying around. In the past I have seen up to eight in a group in a nearby location.

We get lots of the sulphur crested cockatoos at home, but these ones are rare at home, so it was great to capture them with the lens.

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Moth

Look who came for a visit last night. I'd love to know his name but Mr Google is not much help.You will be all pleased to know he was rescued, placed outside, and happily flew away.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Spotty Rose

Out in my garden yesterday and I spotted this rose. Although rather pretty, it's not quite right. The rose is a white one, and always has been, until yesterday.

The white roses are planted alternately with pink ones, and two members of my family think it is cross pollination  from the bees. Me, well I think it is something else. Cross pollination can create all kinds of weird and wonderful things, but that is usually done through the seeds. My roses keep coming back each year from the same plant.

Some other responses have been 'lady bugs' ( which I know eat the aphids) , and 'fairy dust being sprinkled' which is rather a creative answer.

We have had some rain and I think it may be some kind of fungus, but I am not sure. Another thought is some kind of bug.

Whatever it is though, it has resulted in a very pretty flower, which I would like to have all the time.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Caterpillar

A few weeks back one of my stitching groups had a day out to see "Transformations - Art of the Scott Sisters" which is still showing at the Australian Museum. (until 25th June) The art works were of course superb, and had so much detail.

Of course I knew I had caterpillars in my garden, who doesn't? The exhibition however,  had me psychically looking for them and other tiny wildlife that may be present.

I found his little fellow on my roses. I have Googled & Googled but still do not know what he is.