Saturday, 14 January 2017

Buzzard on the Trail Camera

I was lucky enough to rehome the majority of the chickens and guinea fowl before the avian flu outbreak but we culled the two cockerels and used them as bait for a carcass cam (sorry for offending the fluffy!)  Having not checked the camera in a long time I was rather pleased to see these snaps and am now debating scraping up some road kill to see what else I can get!!  

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Chamfron Bellini - 45 Months old

Bellini being brought back into work, having had a hair cut!  Starting to really mature and looking fantastic.

Big Brothers

Vic Market to get something for dinner tonight, followed by a great meal with my brothers and Anthea.  The photo shoot went something like this "oh look Garry is playing with fire again" (he was a *slight* pyromaniac as a child) and then deteriorated to "why is he touching me, he's always touching me, brother NOT lover" and so on.  The last photo shows the boys wild excitement as Anthea and I watched The Bachelor.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Healesville Sanctuary

To the little boy who stood beside me watching the Platypus catching Yabbies and said "Isn't this awesome?" and "aren't we so so lucky to be watching this?" you were lovely.  Your father who rushed you away thirty seconds later (while never even looking at the Platypus) less so...

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Down on the point

Relaxing weekend back down on the Mornington Peninsula, sunset at Arthur's Seat, sunbathing on the beach at Portsea on Saturday and then a walk to Nepean Point on Sunday.  Nepean Point is the most westerly point of the Mornington Peninsula and has old fortifications and gun emplacements.  The first shots of WWI and WW2 were fired from Nepean Point.  The area is also known for being where the Australian prime minister Harold Holt disappeared (presumed drowned) in 1967.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Back to the bats!

Different view of the flying foxes today as we kayaked up the Yarra until we were under the colony.  Lovely to see them drinking by touching their bellies in the water and heading back to the trees to lick it off.  Due to the heavy rain a few days ago the river was sadly strewn with bottles and rubbish but my favourite little parrot helpfully perched on a suitably scenic branch!  

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Culture and Nature

We headed up to the Dandenong Ranges to the William Ricketts Sanctuary today to see the sculptures then visited the Olinda Falls on our way home.  In all honesty it would probably be described as a wee trickle in Scotland but the trees and ferns are mighty impressive.