The dawn chorus failed this morning.
New analysis confirms the relationship between climate drivers such as El Niño, climate change and the Australian bushfire season.
The King Parrots and Galahs appeared in our large wattle just feet away, ten minutes afterwards!
Upriver were pairs of Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers.
Their food trees are not doing well in the dry so they are in the gardens after callistemons etc.
The peacock’s tail worried Darwin, and more, made him feel ‘sick’ . . . but then . . .
Above the Pentecost River a male Gouldian Finch
made yesterday very different to today or to tomorrow . . .
This morning’s walk is a kind of worship, a feeling of being a part of something larger and bearing witness to various forms of life and landscape and myriad aesthetic experiences
A day beginning with a bird survey, then a music festival, then an AFL Grand Final, then Wyn’s opening, then more football . . . a defence of sport, and a warning that culture is fragile and environmental catastrophe will break civil relations.
Out birding – plenty of birds but the future is grim. There is so much bad news, available in easily accessible media, not scientific journals. No one can plead ignorance.