Doesn't he look good now!
After the recent rains (we had 89mms) the koala looks so clean and refreshed!
Here he is low down on a tree, I walked right up to him to take this photo.
After sitting here a while he wandered off to find another tree to climb.
I had been wandering around the garden with my D40 and macro lens, so this
is what I used for this photo. BEST IN ORIGINAL FORMAT.
Here is another photo of Flossie, continuing on from yesterday's photo
when she badly wanted Dad to lift the old freezer... now she wants
help finding a skink hiding under a wheelie bin.
He seems to be getting quite used to Dick and me; this morning he
ambled down our driveway, Flossie looked the other way, and Dick
saw him climb into this Lilly Pilly tree where he is content to
stay and sleep until night fall.
Poor little koala accidentally upended the bird's water dish, luckily I fixed the dish
and gave the koala a squirt with the hose to cool him down... he's content to stay here all day until the cool change arrives.
We've had 5 days over 40 degrees Celsius, yesterday reaching close to 44C up here in the hills where we live. We're waiting for the change
this afternoon and a return to livable weather for us, the animals and garden.
Update: Koala has moved into a eucalyptus tree to have a meal, and the cool change has arrived!
A grevillea frond
In a 'Silky Oak' tree on a sunny morning of a scorching hot day
Pepper tree at sun-down
We're still having summer weather here - 41C today and more to come
Honeyeater in the Kurrajong tree
Getting the feathers dry after an evening bath. A favourite spot for the task.
Wake up sleepyhead!
He's back in his favourite tree, up a bit higher, so not so good for photographing.
I tried waking him with a few snorts, but he just couldn't be bothered!
Wattlebird in the cedar
Just a fleeting chance to take this, & he was gone!
You can see his eye better in the original format.
So tame they almost got up onto the table with our food while we were picnicking in the park!
New Holland Honeyeater on a roseshrub
He's the one who has to keep watch for anything dangerous - with a piercing high pitched call that penetrates for quite a distance. You can see the damage done to my rose shrubs with the extended drought, scorching days and tight watering restrictions! This is a wonderful old rose, not sure exactly which one, they all merge together like an impenetrable jungle!
Magpie in a gumtree
The whole family were hanging around these trees, but I only managed to capture this bird. I'd been looking for the wedged-tailed eagles that had been hovering earlier, but they'd moved on.
Please go away, I want to sleep!
What a comfy spot for a koala - even if it was 38C at the time!