Nature's Place

Butcher Bird …

A windy morning she came to look, and fetch what the possum left behind on the ground. A little feeding in winter goes a long way, to spring.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

Sitting on the rain cap tied on one of the bee hotels. I have seen them take a bee from mid-air as they dove past.

But no bees now, none before late spring rain and heat, November or December, maybe. It all depends …

Hello little one … wary of dropping to the ground for that morsel. But she does, and poses a while.

Hey hey … G’day mate … Thanks for the food, the help, the nourishment …

so called, for their practise of skewering prey and hanging it up for later.

A youngster, interested in what I’m up to in the undergrowth.

After a bit of food dropped by last night’s possum perhaps.

A little pleasure, to have animated nature visit so.

And then she’s gone, that’s wild life, in sense.

No judgement, allows the next event to be.

Without prejudice …

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. Cate said, on 16/06/2018 at 12:32 am

    What a handsome bird! The black and white brings to mind our magpies — they also will eat carrion — though I think magpies are much larger, with their long tails. Thanks for the lovely images.

  2. dharmalauri said, on 15/06/2018 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks Mark. Their song in the tentin ground i never forget!

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2018 at 5:34 pm

      Hey Lauri. In the cathedral of the giant gum trees … it’s usually the pied magpie we hear in the mornings.

  3. Oleg Komarickiy said, on 15/06/2018 at 1:50 pm

    Regards Oleg

  4. norasphotos4u said, on 15/06/2018 at 12:17 pm


    • Mark said, on 15/06/2018 at 5:31 pm

      Nature is … almost. A fantasy to the rational.

      Thanks Nora.

  5. Lissa Clayton said, on 15/06/2018 at 5:56 am

    Definitely a little pleasure. I love their beautiful happy song and no-nonsense nature. They rouse at the cat when I talk him for a walk outside on his leash.

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2018 at 11:56 am

      The birds around here ignore the cat, mostly. He’s old now, and sleeps a lot in the winter sun on the deck.

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