Saturday, 6 November 2010

Early morning breakfast and taming the jungle

With spring in full swing here, there are many baby birds in our garden noisily demanding food from their
mothers.  We've had magpies, crows and wattle birds competing for insects, bugs and grubs.  The wattle birds love nectar too and if you look closely at the photo below, you will see an adult wattle bird upside down on a hanging basket tucking into the nectar in the tubular flowers.  These birds also enjoy feeding from Chinese lanterns, echiums and fuchsias.    It is very hard to get a closer photo than this as they are quite shy birds and fly off as soon as I open the back door.  This particular mother wattle bird was have a well earned break from feeding her incessantly chirping baby.

 

We've had an incredible amount of rain so far this spring and with a little bit of warm weather too, the back yard garden and the garden at the side of the driveway have grown into jungles.  Yesterday I spent some time pruning back foliage from the driveway garden so the car's reversing sensor doesn't deafen me every time I reverse up the driveway.  Hopefully I'll get some more time out in the garden today in an effort to bring  other parts of the jungle into line.

Enjoy your weekend,

Anne

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