Visited Campbell Park yesterday, the first time in many moons. Highlights
were three fledgling White-throated Gerygones being fed by parent birds, a
male Common Bronzewing oom-ooming twelve to the dozen, a Willie Wagtail in
furious pursuit of a male White-winged Triller, and a whole mint of Dollar
Birds; in all, 25 species over one hour.
Also, at least a dozen sheep, I guess from "Grubby Waterhole Farm". Surely
the lessee could make that short distance of fencing sheep proof. Saw a few
relatively young Kurrajong trees but, if the sheep continue to graze there,
they'll soon clean up any Kurrajong seedlings as well as Blue Devil
Visiting Younger Brat declared the Blue Devil to be an exotic weed because
"it doesn't look like an Australian native". I dunno, I thought she'd grown
out of jumping to such conclusions. I recall boxing her ears (figuratively
speaking, of course) for assuming that local ravens were imported along with
foxes and rabbits. Back home, YB consulted a book about wildflowers in the Bush
Capital, co-authored by some botanically erudite bloke called Fraser, and
conceded Daddyo was right. Ho Hum, situation normal.