Is it us, do we make these things happen? 20 years ago we moved to the mountains and there were wonderful old swings and slides in the park over the road that were too soon replaced by plastic things. Now it's happened here.
To my dismay curbing and guttering looks like it is working it's way down our street in the mountains. Is that going to happen here too? With a bit of luck it will take another 20 years for that to happen, we don't even have sewerage at Clandulla yet.
I initially thought the red flashes in the trees were the Crimson Rosellas we see quite often but realised the colours were different. This is one of the White Cheeked variety, I believe an Eastern Rosella.
The birds we see differ every week and by time of day. I am glad to be sometimes successful in getting a shot. This butcherbird hung about for quite a while and was darting between low branches and the ground rather than in the high tree canopy so was relatively easy to capture.