Monday, April 13, 2009


The lawn grass is seeding. There's masses of soft white stems sitting up a few cms above the leaf and they sway in a soft breese, little ripples of white over the green.

I was playing silly buggas the other day with the old dog, me-lizard-you-dog kind of thing, which not surpsingly the dog thought a stupid game, but it did get me up close to the seeds.

Today, in a light mist and fine drizzle, with the rain not far off, the Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans) were out as usual, grazing their way through the afternoon.

I'd presumed they were feeding on seed, but closer attention shows some serious heads down, so maybe there is more to it than meets the eye, even when you're pretending you're a lizard.

April 15: Here they are in fine weather:

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