July 6, 2009

Old school twittering

Sometimes you look out the window at just the right time.

A little Eastern Yellow Robin flittering between a branch and the ground cover. Flit, drop, flit drop until Bingo! He pulled out a worm. The Rooster was delighted.
An Eastern Spine bill foraging on the lower shrubs, sticking it's long beak into the winter natives. "Birdy! Birdy!" Missy called out as we peeped through the window.

And a pair of Crimson Rosellas balancing on a frail Grevilla branch. Pulling and twisting until Pop! the flower came loose and the two birds shared its sweet nectar.

The Rooster closed his eyes to remember what he saw. "Got it Mummy",and came up with this little drawing.
Missy's version of the same event. The Rooster thinks she just drew the feathers and forgot the birds.

Images from here and here. (I could've grabbed the camera but without a doubt, the noise of the door opening would've scared our friends off).


  1. sadly I wouldnt know a swallow from a seagull - you, on the other hand, are a bit of a bird expert I think.

    Great drawings from Missy and Rooster

  2. Monique these photos are so stunning! Wow, I just love them.

  3. Very sweet birdies. We love in the middle of suburbia, but we still get visits from some very lovely rosellas. The kids were very quiet in the backyard the other day, so I poked my head around the corner, and they were sitting together watching the rosellas play in a tree. "Shh mummy, don't make a noise," Caleb instructed. So cute.

  4. I love children's art. I can't wait to have a flock of kids and I'll just plaster the place with feathers-sans-birds.

    I already have a few treasures from kids.

  5. I h8 twitter. I like your twitter much better :))