Tuesday, January 20
..of a feather flock together
Back to the twitterer's list. The Flame robin watched us weed the vegetable garden and waited for food to be turned up. No deal as we need all the worms we can get to keep the soil rich. Started the planning for at least three more vegetable beds and we have constructed the frame for our first polytunnel out of PVC conduit pipe and plastic sheeting. Given the winter temperatures we will need the tunnels to give us an early start next spring. Next is to sort out an irrigation system for the olives and then think about putting in some grape vines.
White faced heron (Ardea novaehollandiae), Banded lapwing (Vanellus tricolor), Welcome swallow (Hirundo neoxena), Koel (Eudynamys solopacea, the rain announcer bird), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Grey Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla harmonica), Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyanaeus), Whistling Kite (Milvus sphenurus), Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa, a l'orange anyone??!), Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos), Galah (Cacatua roseicapellus), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), Eastern Rosella (Platycerus eximius) and Crimson Rosella (Platycerus elegans).
Not sure how many more species we will see but will incorporate into future entries.
Posted by sandd at 4:07 PM