Sep 4, 2013
Furred, Quilled and Feathered Visitors!
But then we'll get an animal visitation that reminds me all over again how much I love where I live.
So today I want to share just a few...
One of them is quite young, I think, and is occasionally a little wobbly on his feet. And when you've got back feet that size, I imagine they must be pretty challenging to manouver!
With some warmer days and with spring in the air, he's been spending time out of the pouch. The
other day he was particularly full of himself and was bounding around in circles - leaping over his mother and around the others in the group. It looks like madcap fun but it must also be excellent exercise to improve his coordination.
As well as the 'roos we had a very bold echidna visit a while ago. They're usually rather shy creatures and tend to tuck their heads into a handy corner and present their spiny backs to us when we go near them. But this prickly fellow was quite unbothered by us following him around as he rooted around for tasty ants in the garden.
With spring in the air the birds are getting very active. Lots of the males get very taken with their reflections in the windows - this little blue wren spends hours trying to persuade his cheeky reflection to leave his territory!
And how about this crimson rosella perched on the wheelbarrow handle waiting for the bran mash for the chickens! Isn't he magnificent!
We live out of town and down several kilometres of dirt road. The potholes and corrugations, huge mud puddles when it's wet, then dust when it's dry, can be a bit of a nuisance. But it's so beautifully quiet and there's an abundance of native animals to enjoy and we feel very lucky to live here.
I know I've posted about our animal visitors before so I hope you'll indulge me and share some of the furred or feathered visitors around your home!