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Birds in the trees

February 7, 2008

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Crimson Rosellas Platycercus elegans

Evidence of some sun and these two were frolicking about. With all the rain, my front garden especially the lower section near the mailbox, is very sodden- actually I’d call it swamp. So I decided to plant some ferns, Blechnum nudum, to soak up the water, stop the advance of invasive grasses/ weeds, stop the soil from washing onto the road and water run off, in general. If there’s going to be this much rain, it should do some good like replenishing the soil, ground water and underground aquifers; that much I can try to ensure. Admittedly, it was good to plant something that loves the wet and the birds flying around, enjoying a break in the weather, were an added bonus.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. xltilde permalink
    February 8, 2008 12:04 am

    They make such distinctive couples.
    And yay! (in general) for rain!

    You know average rainfall in Sydney is higher than in London? At the moment that certainly looks true.

  2. February 8, 2008 9:45 pm

    So much rain!!!! And forecast to continue until March/April. We’ve decided the greyness and drizzle is like London with gum trees. Now the temps are dropping to a winter like range. Merde!

  3. lidna permalink
    February 9, 2008 8:07 am

    London has lots of gum trees – spooky!

  4. February 9, 2008 11:01 am

    You probably know this, but that’s a mum and child. The green feathers on the back will gradualy be replaced with the red and blue feathers. I suppose when that is done it will no longer be an adolescent and it will probably be ready to set off on its own. We love those Crimson rosellas. Also with you on the Merde. Bloody cold weather for summer. What will winter bring?

  5. February 10, 2008 8:20 am

    Hmm. So no drought anymore then… Down here it’s sunny & pleasant, with no rain… even if the weather-casters are always optimistically predicting it.

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