We were away last week out western Queensland with our Birdwatchers' Club. We had a fabulous time and because it is about 6 hours drive from where we live, we saw lots of birds that we don't normally see on the Coast. It's Spring, dry and a bit windy, so the hayfever is out of control, but it was worth it to see lots of birds building nests, sitting on eggs, feeding babies or keeping a watchful eye on their young.
A baby Lapwing:
Mum and Dad Wood Duck with two fluffy ducklings:
One brood we saw had TEN babies!
A Peewee (Magpie Lark) feeding her babies:
Just minutes after I took the photo, the larger baby took it's first teetering wing flutters outside the nest. It soon gained confidence and in no time was a couple of metres away from its baby sister. It was something really special to watch.
Here's a couple more lovely birds we saw. Lots of cockatiel:
A Great Egret:
All I've had time for on the sewing front is to finish ticketing all the goods I have for the Creative Craft Retreat stall. Here's a couple more bits and pieces that I will put on the stall:
Here's a sneak peak of a design that I'll be sending off to a magazine this week:
It's just two weeks to go before the
7 weeks of Christmas Giving
starts. Spread the word!