Friday, 23 October 2015
You can always tell it is Spring by the sounds of the baby birds in the garden, this year it is mainly the baby Magpies that can be heard constantly squawking for their parents to feed them. The parents will often fly off to get more food and leave the babies wandering around our garden but as the baby Magpies get stronger they follow the parents everywhere, it must be hell to be a Magpie parents.
This is one of about three Magpie babies that are frequenting our garden this year, the Magpie adults are not too worried by me taking photos of them and will come quite close.
Once again the Mister climbed the ladder to have a look in the nesting box and took a photo of these Eastern Rosella chicks which hatched in the last week or so. Last year we had Lorikeets but they don't seem to have used the nestbox this year. A fantastic series of photos (and videos) showing the day by day development of Eastern Rosella chicks can be found here. The Mister is planning on climbing up the ladder sometime soon to take a progress photo.
As a member of the Quilters' Guild of South Australia Festival of Quilts committee I've been quite busy lately helping prepare for our major exhibition of the year - the Festival of Quilts display at the Adelaide Craft and Quilt Fair which will be held between November 5-8 this year. The bird above is part of my display for a foundation paper piecing demonstration that I will be doing this year.