Friday, 8 August 2014

flying in on friday...

We've been lucky to have this beautiful kookaburra visiting over the past week.  I haven't dragged out the bird book to determine exactly what type or sex, but I'm hoping he may become a regular feature in our back garden.  I don't know whether it's the banana skins adorning our roses or the abundance or worms attracting him here, but he keeps coming back despite the cat, the dog and the three noisy children.

Lovely flowers from Joe on his departure to Ireland.  We're almost half way through his two week visit back home to see his family.  It's an eye opener to be thrust into the world of solo parenting, but we're getting there, one day at a time.  Just as well we have this delicious plate of goodies I bought this morning from a fundraiser.  Apparently when you buy sweet things for charity, there aren't any calories - lemon slice anyone?!

Hope your week is going well - it's been early nights for me and equally early mornings!
Do you have resident wildlife at your place, friendly or not so friendly?
We've had both - and I much prefer the kookaburra to the red bellied black snake...

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  1. I wish I could come to tennis lessons with you. We have a little kingfisher in the garden which is like a miniature version of your kookaburra!

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    1. Cute! We are loving our visitor, hope he/she makes it a permanent home.

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  2. Fascinating to see a kookaburra! To me it is a bird from songs, almost unreal, and yet here it is , sitting casually on your fence! X

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    1. Even to me it's amazing, Penny! I'm in just as much awe of our native animals as anyone - just not so keen on our reptiles!!

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  3. Wow, that kookaburra is something special. Reminds me of that children's song we used to sing ('kookaburra lives in the old gumtree...").
    We've got a hedgehog and a sparrow family living in our garden, plus lots of frogs and butterflies. xxx

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    1. A hedgehog would be a lovely visitor! Butterflies are amazing, we have our share and lots of bees, which I enjoy. Found an enormous frog recently, so thick that initially we thought we'd uncovered a hibernating snake - thank goodness it wasn't!

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