Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bird Watching

Over the last few weeks i've started bird watching. It's so fun!! I was inspired by some friends who do it and so i bought a field guide and Graham bought some binoculars and then i found a check list on a website, so i've been finding birds and checking them off the list! Whenever we go somewhere i always take my field guide and my binos. Last weekend i found some King Parrots and Red-Browed Finches. They are so cute and beautiful. Today i saw a bird of prey - it was too far away and flying to fast for me to identify. But it was either a juvenile Periguin Falcon, a Little Eagle or some sort of Kite. I'm counting it as a sighting though!! lol So with that one today i have found 19 different birds in and around where i live.
I found a Kookaburra on my neighbours tv aerial. I need to take more pics of the birds i find.


It's Spring although the last couple of days you wouldn't know it. It's been freezing! We had our fire going last night but unfortunately we only have 2 pieces of wood left so it will probably be rationed. Anyhow, since it's spring and we actually have water now and can water our gardens(by bucket after 4pm) i decided to have another go and planting a veggie garden. I bought a 'friend' for our lonely tomato plant and it is growing SO well. I swear it's doubled in size since i bought it last week. I also planted radishes and they have also sprouted! YAY! I love radishes in a yummy salad. I also seem to have sprouted another plant that is NOT a radish. It may be a cuccumber since i planted some of those too but they haven't sprouted. I just have this rouge seedling that is obviously not a radish come up with them. lol I guess we will just have to wait and find out what it is. :) Those are just in pots but i plan to dig up the bigger garden in the backyard soon :) Stay tuned!


Chrissii said...

you are turning into a real nature guru :)♥

Anonymous said...

ha, I will test my thought, your post bring me some good ideas, it's truly amazing, thanks.

- Norman