Sunday, March 24, 2013


At least 110 Little Ravens were floating over wooded corridors skirting paddocks by Old Argyle Rd late this afternoon. Three Wedge-tailed Eagles spooked them. The odd Australian Raven was in the mix. Top stuff. LJ, March 24 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013


I didn't expect to come across a Great Crested Grebe in Bundanoon. I've only seen them on expansive bodies of water in the Highlands: Wingecarribee and Fitzroy Falls Reservoirs. Anyhow, one turned up late yesterday on a small dam off Blue Gum Rd. It was in non-breeding plumage, its long brown/white neck and dagger-like beak distinctive. That's the 3rd grebe species for town and bird 151. Nice one. LJ, 17 March 2013.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Last Saturday, in gorgeous weather, a couple of hours of local birding produced an impressive 58 species (particularly as most of our migrants have now headed north once again). Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (fleeing from the side of the road as I drove to Bonnie View), White-throated Needletail, Rose Robin (the first for autumn; offering up its ascending trill), Brown Cuckoo-dove and Crescent Honeyeater were the highlights. LJ, March 13 2013.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Mowing, after much rain and days of sun, is deeply satisfying. It's grand to see instant results. You don't see the outcomes of your labour so obviously in teaching! LJ, March 12 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


My stunning new rain gauge from Bunnings shows me we've had three and a half inches of rain over the previous week! LJ, March 5 2013.