Saturday, September 22, 2012


3 White-necked Herons were soaring high on thermals, over home, at 9am. An irregular sight in Bundanoon. LJ, September 22 2012.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I arrived at Bonnie View (my Mecca) at 5:30pm yesterday, to follow up on the possible Grey Currawong. Smoke, on some of the peaks to the south, grabbed my attention. I rang my wife, got her to look up numbers for the rural fire service etc. I ended up calling 000 and reporting it. The woman who took my call wasn't 100% sure what was going on. Strangely, I'd been thinking about fire in Morton NP earlier in the day, or maybe, I'd dreamt about it overnight. I was thinking about a fire's ferocity, celerity, the whole damn spectacle of it. I considered how long you'd wait to escape its brutishness if you were watching its dark dance from Bonnie View. Truly odd. Looking at the NSW Government's Environment & Heritage website this morning, I read that our rural fire fighters were doing some strategic fuel reduction burns near Tallong, at Caoura Ridge. This will tame the venom in summer wildfire. LJ, September 4 2012.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


I bought this today, at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka, Canberra. It came out last week. It is the definitive field guide to Australian birds. You can judge it by its cover. It shall be my new Bible. LJ, September 1, 2012.