Writing: Hit the restart button, hitting it again...a hot week, and basically I'm brain dead. But no excuses. THIS WEEK.
Bird news: Not much around due to the heat, although hot weather means the arrival of Kier-wren Perkins, yes, the young male blue wren who likes swimming (!!) across my bird-bath (and bathing and drinking). Combustibly cute! Aside from the Clog Bath Time and the partly-resident spinebill and crested pigeon, the pardelote's been calling again, the shrike-thrush hasn't, and the rosellas seem to be doing well. And a late visitor - and first-time- visitor to the bird-bath: the Eastern Spinebill! Wow!
Amazingly, the butterflies are still around (and long may they stay), and apart from a few that seem to enjoy crashing into my face (!), I had one that was zig-zagging through a cyclone fence as it followed alongside me! I couldn't believe what I'd seen. I'm sure it was "just for fun" or "because it could." What amazing creatures they are!
At work, we're gearing up for Open Day - due in just over a week's time.
PS And now some photos from the summit