Just recently I have been revisitng some old characters of mine – Super Roo and Ninja Galah, and so at todays Ace Comics Drawing meet I thought I’d draw them up in a nice picture together against a new enemy – the Drop Bears!
Cute + Kookaburra + Cuteaburra 🙂
Check out the cute Rainbow Lorikeets 🙂
On Sunday morning as I was getting stuck into some drawing these cute little lorikeets started hanging out on the tree outside our kitchen window and making a lot of noise. So I thought I would share my moment of admiration for these birds and take a short video for you – aren’t they beautiful?
Rainbow Lorikeet Feather in the Sketchbook
Further to yesterdays post about finding a gum leaf in my sketchbook, here is the second gem that I found – a beautiful little feather from a rainbow lorikeet! What gorgeous colours eh?!
To add to the cuteness of the feather, I even found it on a page of cute koala sketches 🙂
Tawny Frogmouth Family Nest
On Thursday the Tawny Frogmouth nest was still being occupied by a parent and chick observing everything going on around them. Then on Friday they had finally abandoned their nest and were sitting on a different branch on the opposite side of the tree blending in with the silhouettes of the leaves.
It has been a pleasure to watch this little family over the past couple of months at Whites Hill Reserve. They also nested in the same area last year too. But with the recent land clearing/development going on right next to their tree, I will be very surprised if they return to this spot again next year.
4 things I learnt from the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
For the Aussie Backyard Bird Count in October I chose to do it in my lunchtimes at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. I recorded four days and each day I learnt something and here’s what they were:
1. The native minor was more prevalent then I first thought. I see them a lot but when you start counting you realise just how many you see in 30 minutes. Which is a bit sad as these little territorial birds bully away other species so unfortunately there wasn’t as great a range of birds that I am sure the reserve could allow.
2. I need to know my bird calls. Just when I thought that I knew enough bird calls, I was wrong. I must be able to recognise around half a dozen, but each day there were around 2 or 3 calls I did not know.
3. Focus! One day I got carried away wondering whether a lump on a tree was a koala or a termite nest. I must have wondered for five minutes and missed a bird or two…
4. I miss emus. Haven’t seen a wild emu since I worked at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in Canberra. Beautiful birds.