I think that birds have become a much more important part of my life since moving to Tasmania. Maybe it’s because I had more time to enjoy nature or perhaps because I enjoy being outside more in a cooler climate but I started to notice the birds that came to the garden. Sparrows and starlings of course but also finches, honeyeaters. wrens and larger birds like rosellas and plovers. I always like to hear the kookaburras calling. In Geeveston I rarely saw them although I often heard them but here I see them pretty often, even in the garden occasionally. Most of the birds I see I find it hard to photograph though so ornamental birds have started to appear around the house and garden.
This is another version of one of the photos I shot last week of a Green Rosella outside our living room window. At this time of evening the colours really seemed to blend in to the tree.
I know that pigeons are considered vermin by many people but just look at this colouring.
I seem to have started a collection of china birds without meaning to. Naomi bought me a couple last year, the colourful bird, a pheasant perhaps, is an old one that was amongst mum’s things and recently I bought myself three more china birds from a shop in Wynyard. I could not resist the wren because you know I love them. The pretty wren mug was another present from Naomi. It is a little too big to use so I’ve decided to put it where I can enjoy it. Our regular mugs are also birds. You’ve seen them before I think except Magpie. I got that one for Naomi because she likes them.
Naomi bought these magpie ornaments at a shop in Smithton when we were out one day. Sometimes I’m startled to see them sitting in the gazebo because they are about the size of the real ones.