As I started today, I heard the most exhilarating shrill cry of a group of birds. Nick and I had long thought they were eagles as we’d see them high above. Amazingly today — I was surrounded by a group of six giant (over two feet tall) yellow tailed black cockatoos. I’m not talking about a small bird — as each one was nearly as large as Jaffa the dog. Its easy to see how they are so powerful (and sometimes destructive). They watched from above as I tended the garden. Sadly, this picture doesn’t do them justice — but here is a link to more detail.
Speaking of the garden, its been doing very well following a wet Autumn and warm Winter. I am amazed at how green and full of life it is — SUCH a joy!
At the moment, the garden is full of:
- Capsicum (bell peppers)
- Heritage, Roma & Cherry tomatoes
- Italian & Purple Basil
- Beet root
- Collard greens
- BirdsEye, Scotch Bell & Jalapeño peppers
- Daikon radish
- Borlotti (cranberry or pinto) & Bush beans
- Spring onions
- Garlic chives
- Chinese cabbage