Thursday, September 22, 2011

Busy days

This was the sunset last week - just beautiful.  However, it was because of all the fires around our district.  I didn't hear of anyone losing houses, but there was a lot of smoke around.  Not a good time for asthmatics.  But  it did make a beautiful photo.

This guy has been a frequent visitor to our garden.  He is just beautiful.  Unfortunately, the Rainbow Lorrikeets chase him away - but each day he returns and looks for his favourite seeds!

This is Libby - she is a Scaly breasted Lorrikeet and she is about 3 weeks old.  She'll be coming to live with us soon.  She's a little darling.  She was left to die and was rescued from her parents - she was given to the woman we are buying her off.  She fed her around the clock - every hour for about 3 days as she was so dehydrated.  However, she is full of life now and very bossy.  Think that this is the reason she survived such odds - she's so tenacious!

This is our other baby - no name yet as we don't know if it's a boy or girl.  A rainbow lorrikeet.  Only about 2 1/2 weeks old.  She's going to come and live with us too.

These were our guests at breakfast this morning.  They ate together nicely for a short while - then the Rainbows got naughty.  For such little birds they create quite a fuss in the bird world - the bossiest birds ever seen.

It's been a busy first week of the holidays.  I've been asked to sew some "bird accessories" - some covers for cages and some "happy huts" for birds to sleep in.  I've also been learning to make bird toys.  DD and I have had lots of fun over the last few days.

I've also been working on my F.R.I.E.N.D.S swap - just about finished it.  Hopefully will have it in the post by Monday at the latest.

Eldest son comes home tomorrow - he's been working at a camp that's run each year for children with disabilities.  He enjoys it - but gets to work with some challenging children.

We're having a day at the coast on Sunday - eldest son is abseiling.  Hopefully the weather will be good for the day.

DH and the other kids will be home next Wednesday.

I love school holidays.




Sue Pickwell said...

What lovely pictures, love how you get all the parrots on your birdtable, we do have birds here in Canada but pretty dull compared to yours! hope the babies do well!

Melody said...

I just love your posts. Thank you.

Allie said...

Wow - how beautiful they are!!! I hope you have wonderful weather for the weekend and that those fires stay far away!

Narelle said...

They're such funny little characters to watch and certainly do get quite bossy :o)