I'm so excited! On this morning's walk I saw an immature spectacled monarch (which is a bird for the uninitiated)! And even more amazing was where: At Echo Point, the touristy bit, hopping around my feet! Okay it was at 7AM. How cute is that? (Thanks to Mum, who helped identify it).
A great birding morning, not sure if it was a bit cooler but there were squads of them fighting/playing/courting, viz: crimson rosellas, eastern spinebills, white-browed scrubwrens (of course), new holland honeyeaters ("clogs"), and white-naped honeyeaters (I think). Not fighting: more scrubwrens, sulphur-crested cockatoos, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes, maned (wood) ducks, plus a swag of other birds I heard/saw but can’t identify. BUT I DID SEE an eastern whipbird (apart from hearing quite a few more). Heard fantails and the Kiosk kookaburras and Willie Wagtail.
It’s Day Two of the Chainsaw. Yes, THIS WEEK a huge pine tree across the road is coming down, and at the rate they're going, it'll take all week. Together with the mulcher, it really adds to a possible Chainsaw Murder by the end of this week (well, we ARE crime writers).
Oh yeah, the writing. We're all working on fixing up our manuscripts as per Marele's (and the group's) suggestions. One bit on mine I'll work on when I get home, the other I'm working from the printed version. Looks like a mess at the moment, with arrows and annotations and extended annotations and extra pages added in... And of course, one bit is reverting more to its original version - and the reason why you never throw away your "old" scenes (and I didn't).
Of course, I couldn't NOT write about Sheila and her amazing meals. Monday's was curried pork (I think, but it was fabulous), yesterday was a fish to die for and APPLE meringue pie, today is Mexican, tomorrow is pasta. We are SO spoilt.
And to end: The Weather. Still gorgeous. Blue blue skies today...what a dream to stay here.