Day 334: Monday 29 March 2010

I’m on it today and blogging before lunch. And that’s because the dawn chorus here is SO loud, SO many birds, SO many different birds that to remain asleep beyond 7am is almost impossible.

Those rainbow lorikeets sure sound like they are having fun

All the paperbarks are in bloom and that has brought squillions of very squawky rainbow lorikeets to town. Alongside the regular parrots, magpies, currawongs, eagles, wattle birds, terns, gulls, wrens, plus others I don’t have any idea what they are, makes for a noisy awakening.

Pretty lorikeet gets grooming cos it's sexy time in the trees

This morning I put my early rise to good use and went for a high tide snorkel in the creek. And I was rewarded for my efforts.

As I was rubber necking at a brown and yellowy striped rock cod, a very large turtle swam by. Huge, nearly 1 metre long with an incredible brown-purple patchwork pattern on it’s head and neck and a pretty black and blue sucker fish attached to it’s shell.

The hundreds of fish following me were also pretty interesting, as was the giant school of hand length mullet. But once again there were not as many tropical fish as in other years. Lots of weed seems to have vanished from the creek edge, does that have an impact on the smaller fish? And a strange red brown algae seems to be covering rocks as well.

One of the feature of my accommodation in Hat Head is the unique seating in the back yard…

A formal seating arrangement cut from a tree trunck

Top: Mum made denim vest

Bottom: JeansWest distressed denim skirt

Accessory: Denim birkies


7 Responses to Day 334: Monday 29 March 2010

  1. the birds are beautiful. enjoy the sun

  2. holdan says:

    yesterdays blog was so late I thought it was todays.

  3. holdan says:

    is that junck in your trunck?

  4. Goffers says:

    Great outfit, great pose, just need an apple on your head…I can’t believe you saw a turtle! How exciting!

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