Saturday, August 18, 2007

Almost!

The Little Wattle Birds are still giving me curry with trying to get a good shot of them. This morning I snapped this one through the kitchen window. Blurry as! But the best one to date.

So why on earth have I tagged this post with 'encouragement'? Because Im encouraging myself, and you, to stick with whatever youre doing untill you get the results you want.

The pic below is a blossom of the Grevillea Scarlett Sprite that they are taking nectar from. Im seeing less of her these days, so Im assuming she has a nest somewhere. Maybe I will see some fledgeling Little Wattle Birds soon, fingers crossed!

Grevillea Scarlett Sprite


Have a great day!

17 comments:

Lavender said...

The only way to tell Mr Little Wattle Bird from Mrs, is by thier size, She is a little smaller than he is, otherwise there is no way for us non-little wattle birds to tell, LOL!

Ces said...

At least I have an idea of what a wattle bird looks like now. Don't give up. Your patience will soon be rewarded. Lovely flower. Very exquisite shape.

Lavender said...

Thanks Ces! Hey, that reminds me, this shrub was a birthday present from my father in law about - could it be 6 years ago? Funny how time flys....

Anonymous said...

OOooh, I have also been stalking my red one since you last spoke about this 'Little' one! IT WILL HAPPEN!! The true reason for my pruning began so I could get a clear shot of the nest. Then ended up doing the whole garden HA-HA! I'm waiting for hatching in about 7 days but a photo ... IT WILL HAPPEN!

Lavender said...

A clear shot is an excellent argument for pruning! Hehehe between us both we will have some killer shots soon - Thanks for the encouragement - Im cheering for you too, cant wait to see the Reds!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I can safely say I've never heard of these birds!

Lavender said...

Hooray Captain! I was hoping theyd be something new for people to read about... I must get a recording of thier morning 'song' sometime, its - distinctive, yes! distinctive is a great word for it LOL

Ces said...

Lavender, I assume you have a lot of beautiful flowers that attract these lovely birds?

Lavender said...

Oh yes, Ive planted tons of bird attracting shrubs/trees/flowers! When we moved to this house there was one small tree, now its starting to look less like a giant lawn and more like a mini-park...over time I ought to get tons of birds thru - looking forward to that!

Ces said...

May we see your garden? I have no luck with flowering plants. My garden looks all green. The flowering plants are on strike.

Lavender said...

Aw thanks for asking Ces! Ive got to take some shots of more than just 'specimens' and as its winter here, and I lost so many plants these last couple years to the drought its not as plush as Id like it to be...oh, might have some shots on film from a couple years ago - will see if I can round them up and scan them - (Im feeling smart now! hehehe)

Your flowering plants on strike could be from a couple things....one, they could need a feed - but its coming into autumn for you, so now isnt the time for that...but also if the reluctant plants are young, they may just be still establishing themselves before they begin performing...fingers crossed for you next summer!

Ces said...

I hope you are right that they are just establishing themselves. The winter frost sometimes kill some of them. The summer has been terribly brutal. I have a hibiscus plant that has not bloomed in three years. Then I went on vacation and they bloomed for my neighbor.

Lavender said...

Hey Ces, Ive heard that things up there have been particularly beastly this year - wierd weather all round these days I guess.

I have to laugh at your hibiscus blooming whilst you were away, I only laugh because I cant count the number of plants Ive pulled out over the years, for poor performance, which then promptly put on award winning displays from the top of the compost heap! LOL!

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Lavender said...

Hi PawHealer, Thank you so much for coming by. And Im very glad I didnt get 'foot in mouth disease' LOL Be good to yourself till next time - Cheers!

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Lavender said...

Hi Amanda, Australia is pretty cool, but the Adirondacks have thier own special magic too. I have to get back there again one day!
Thanks very much for visiting, it was a pleasure to discover your blog!