Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Matters have moved along a little since my last blog. Life’s like that. You sit still and it moves on. You take an active part and it moves on. Moral: whether you take an active part or sit on your bum, life moves on so you might as well be involved and have some hope of directing your Fate.
We first came to the South Burnett [becoming known for its winemaking and olives] back in April 2001. Only weekends in those days. There was an abandoned tin shed on the property so we parked our old campervan alongside and enjoyed the birds each morning. Double-barred Finches to spare.
In May 2002 we had an old Queenslander [a recognized style of house] moved onto the property and thereafter slept on bare floorboards while we began the slow process of house renovations. They continue to this day.
The birds also continued to put in an appearance but then they’ve probably been doing just that for countless eons with or without human interference.
The Year List has moved on a mite since the last post. It currently stands at 116. It will of course ease off for a while as Fay is back at work and we need to travel further afield to once again add big numbers to the tally. Ours is very much a joint list. We bird together.
Butcherbird, Grey Pied
Cormorant, Little Black
Cormorant, Little Pied
Duck, Australian Wood
Duck, Pacific Black
Egret, Eastern Great
Grebe, Great Crested
Ibis, Australian White