Still no birds, until I "flushed out" a collared sparrowhawk on the east side, THEN the birds came out. Wrens first (close to bushes, they're not that dumb), then later fantails, thornbills (y/r and striated), a GW (I think - it looks a bit rufus on the chest - maybe a Rufous Whistler?), y/f h/es, clogs, rosies, ravens and heard RBFs, magpies (down valley) and pardies. On the roads in/out of Nairne I've finally seen a willie wagtail (so rare here!!), kookas and b/s kite (a week ago).
Again, it's still incredibly dry and hot, although the last two days have been cooler. A few more day of hot weather this week. Will it ever rain? Couldn't we swap some rain with the Eastern states?
The writing: a little spasmodic, re-starting again. Frustrating, as there are other pressures that can't be ignored. Trying to write even a few words - just to write.
Work: a great excursion this week with the Geology students to Sellicks and Second Valley. Fabulous! Students superb. Previous week: Open Evening - A Grande Night Out!
Photos from MtBS - the cassinia's holding its breath trying not to flower!
Keeping it short!