Tag Archives: birds

Remembering the bird

Yesterday I ran into an old friend at the supermarket. She now lives near Ballarat, but is here for a month or so to see her parents, who are 95 and 98. She, Christine, and her partner John invited me … Continue reading

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Surprising creatures in daily life

Part 1: a sort of poem. I went to a meeting for work this week – a regional gathering of people working in the hoarding and squalor space. There were a lot of people there, and lots of energy to … Continue reading

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Sweet protest

Last week was national bird week. Among other activities, there has been a ‘backyard count’ throughout Australia and there is a vote going on for the country’s favourite bird. It’s a two stage process this year, with a ‘run-off’ second … Continue reading

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Galahs in the park

These birds have featured here before¬†¬†(and here and here) – this week I saw a nesting box in the park near Kaye’s place when we went for our weekly walk there. One bird was in the box, very still, head … Continue reading

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Pressing on

It has been a wickedly dry and hot summer, my work-days are filled with people who are dealing with and the effects of poverty and disadvantage; struggles for truly better and more just ways of living abound. There are issues … Continue reading

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Flight testing

This morning I went to Cherry Gardens to the fantastic Minton Farm Animal Rescue centre. It is run by amazing people with a decades long commitment to helping native animals and birds recover from injury and accidents (actually they have … Continue reading

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Feathers

If you look, feathers are everywhere. Little leftover bits of birds strewn around, dropped by the wayside, hints of flight underfoot. I have a few here in the house, pied ones mostly, but others too, some from birds whose names … Continue reading

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