This Sunday I was not in the Studio, being at a friends place instead for a catchup lunch, which turned into a long lunch… so studio time eventuated.
So, I thought I would share some of the visitors to the studio and surrounds I have been enjoying lately.
It is Spring here in Australia, so that means lots of active wildlife, some easy to photographers, other not so much. Rosellas, for example, are very skittish and bolt at the slightest movement or sound.
There is a resident koala who emerges every year looking for a mate – I am pretty sure it is the same koala as he is quite large (as opposed to a younger male having challenged him) and they are very territorial. The picture I got of the koala last week is quite funny – he is sitting in a magpie nest from last year!
We also have brushtail possums on the property. Last year we had a mum with two babies on her back. I am not sure if this years possums ( I have seen two so far) are the same mother, or the babies or a combination of both.
Every year we also have a family of magpies. Magpies mate for life and are also territorial, so I like to think we have the same family yearly. This year the parents have produced three babies, and are quite a noisy bunch now that they are out of the nest. Over the years we have rescued three baby magpies, two of which we successfully re-introduced to the parents, the most recent being last week! The third had a broken wing so needed a longer recuperation period, so that re-introduction was not possible. The picture in this post is of the baby we successfully re-introduced a few days ago.
I’ll keep an eye out for some more visitors for a future post… in the meantime enjoy the pics 🙂