Location: Shopping centre car park Protagonist: A Mother Curlew Supporting cast: Miniature Schnauzer Dog and Owners Action: Curlew repeatedly confronts the Mini Schnauzer, screaming and batting its fully-spread wings. The Dog owners think this is mildly amusing. The Schnauzer is one minute brave, the next hesitant. The Bird follows the Schnauzer in a threatening manner,… Continue reading Only in Australia – Mini Schnauzer Dog versus Curlew Bird
Magpies – Fact or Fiction?
People also ask if magpies recognize humans? A key reason why friendships with magpies are possible is that we now know that magpies are able to recognize and remember individual human faces for many years. They can learn which nearby humans do not constitute a risk. They will remember someone who was good to them;… Continue reading Magpies – Fact or Fiction?
An Invitation to an Old Friend
Since I moved to a Home by the sea, I have had a beautiful friendship with a young wild bird who lived in the area. Recently, you may have read how I had to end the friendship with this wild bird. You may also be wondering what happened since then. The fact that a wild… Continue reading An Invitation to an Old Friend
Ending a Friendship
Recently at the Home by the Sea, I met a new friend. So that he can remain anonymous, I'll call him, 'Old Mate,' (as we sometimes do in Australia). Most people who met Old Mate, thought him brash and cocky, but I was utterly charmed by his youthful exuberance. He'd entered my world uninvited and… Continue reading Ending a Friendship
A poem for early mornings at the beach
Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro
With the ubiquitous phone cameras accumulating an over-abundance of photos, joining in with the Phoneography challenge, over at lensandpensbysally , is almost a given. Here is my macro submission! Cropped but no other filter applied. Taken with my new Galaxy S4 note and the original for comparison, (and cuteness) : Macro photography - revealing in… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro