• Bird
  • Christmas Colours

    Every year we spend Christmas with my aunt, uncle and cousins at their place in Turramurra. Apart from the delicious Christmas spread they put on, the other main attraction is the birds that always come visiting their backyard. Last year a pair of kookaburras watched our feasting on the patio and this year it was […]

  • Backyard
  • Lorikeet Pair

    Yesterday afternoon there was a huge racket out the front of our place that signalled the arrival of a small flock of Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus). I grabbed my camera and headed out there expecting them to be somewhere down the street, but they were actually in the palm trees planted just inside our front […]

  • Insect
  • Blue Butterflies

    The last few weeks there have been tons of these butterflies on the grass in our front and back yards – much to the delight of my toddler! They look rather dull when they first alight on the grass, but when they fan their wings it shows off a lovely grey blue colour on the […]

  • Bird
  • Young Raven

    We had a young Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) visiting the blooming jacaranda tree out the front of our place this morning. There was an adult close by too, so I suspect this guy has only just ventured out on his own. The adults all have white eyes, so the dark ones of this guy mark […]

  • Insect
  • Paper Wasp Catalyst

    This little paper wasp (Polistes humilis) was the impetus to start this blog. I’ve been interested in all the critters in the backyard for quite a while and have been altering the garden to add more plants and hidey-holes to appeal to them. I’ve taken quite a few shots of the various animals out there, […]