Satin Bower Birds, Ainslie

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Subject: Satin Bower Birds, Ainslie
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:01:46 +0000

The drought has reduced our garden of most things edible, but a few raspberries struggled to fruit.


They are now providing the regular Satin Bowerbird visitors with snacks….(the bower in neighbouring Corroboree Park is still active, despite the northern end of the heritage park being used for months as a staging point for vehicles and plant by the contractors replacing Ainslie’s ageing main water pipes).



An image that resonates with a Wiliam Morris print of 1883 - in his case, thrushes raiding his strawberry bed in the UK - his daughter remembered her father telling the gardener to let the thrushes enjoy the fruit.-









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