Garden Visitor

The last few days I’ve noticed a lot of larger birds in the garden which we don’t usually get. Yesterday I looked out the window and there was a Green Rosella sitting in a tree. I went to the door to have a better look at him. He didn’t seem worried by my presence on the balcony but I didn’t think he’d be there long enough for me to get the camera so I grabbed the phone. The resulting pictures are not great, it was around sunset so the light wasn’t brilliant and he blends in with the tree he’s sitting in rather well. In the end he stayed for quite a while eating and I was able to watch him through the window. I say he but actually I have no idea if this is a male or a female. I cropped the first two photos but the last one shows what I was actually seeing. These Green Rosellas are fairly common around Sisters Beach. I often see them at the park or when I’m walking the streets but this is the first time I’ve seen one in the garden.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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