Trees and shrubs (etc) on the mountain looking relieved today (post-rain), too late for some, though, which is sad.
Fires still burning in Tas, NSW, Vic, Qld and now the ACT where a fast-moving fire over-ran the Coonabarabran telescope complex - thankfully with minor (so far) damage to the telescopes.
I'm in my last week of freedom! Noooo! Spent Monday in town - new tyres on the car, catching up with friends (Hi Jules), hunting through the State Library for more info on the Lakes District/Cumbria for the next Dr Finemore mystery, and visiting the museum's natural history and minerals section (I'd fit in well on The Big Bang Theory).
Then it was catching up with Bond: Skyfall is terrific – exciting, fun, tense. Daniel Craig is superb as Bond, Judi is magnificent as M, there’s Ben Whishaw as a young dynamic Q (think Big Bang Theory) – which works(!), and Javier Bardem makes a fabulous baddie.
The Bird Report: Two new birds seen on Saturday (12th): White-browed scrub wren (definite ID on that one), a juvenile zebra finch, and another definite ID on a common bronzewing! WOW!! Seen and heard over the last few days: wrens, rosellas, magpies, thornbills, juvenile GW, y/f h/es, currawongs, RBFs, fantails. Heard: babblers, spiney, pardies, black cockatoos. At Nairne, shrikey's still calling and saw Wes (collared sparrow-hawk) hurtling low across the roof-tops.
I've had the spinebill (spiney) in my garden (silent), and the RBF family again this morning - along with the neighbour's cat! Boy did that get CHASED OFF! I've put in a few more defence mechanisms...hope they work.