Friday, October 30, 2009
The Baby Rosellas are doing well. Unfortunately I lost one a few days ago. I think perhaps it may have gotten cold overnight. The tiny one is still progressing, and still doesnt have any feathers, while the remaining five have started to show their beautiful colours.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
A large gum tree came down in our front paddock last week. Unfortunately it had been used as home to a pair of Eastern Rosellas. They nested in a hollow in the tree. When the tree fell the hollow limb broke up, seven babies fell from it. I have been feeding them for a week now and they are doing really well. When they are independant, and able to fly I will release them, in the front paddock so they can live in the wild as they are intended too. One of the baby birds is very small and still doesnt have any pin feathers, The bigger babies are starting to get coloured feathers coming through. When I found them I was unsure as to what kind of parrot they were, as they had only a few pin feathers.
Monday, October 12, 2009
My Butterfly Tree is in full flower. It is about 10 years old and this is the first year it has been so fully covered in flowers.
The October Garden is usually a great time to be outdoors. However, this year we have had really blustery winds and the weather has not been as good as it could have been.
Two mornings ago there was frost on the lawn - unusual for this time of year, although not unheard of. It is staying very dry, we could do with some much needed rain, as it is getting very dusty.
A few weeks ago the whole state was covered in red dust, according to the news bulltens it came from "Lake Erye". I have never seen so many dirty motor cars.
My Hippeastrums have started to flower and are looking great. I have been feeding them up on liquid manuare. It seems to be doing the trick as usually I have trouble getting them to come into flower.