Several natural history topics

Our dog walk this morning was very pleasant, although the Southerly was a little brisk when walking in to it.  It was very dry, giving a good display of condensation trails as punters flew from Sydney to Melbourne.
Getting back towards the house I happened to glance down and was surprised to see a reasonable supply of guano.
Looking up up, my ghast was flabbered to see Ms Tawny Frogmouth in a very scrawny tree.
There have been many days this year when I haven't been able to find them and judging by the amount of poop she and/or her mate have been sitting here.  I know it was the female as himself had, for the first time this season, assumed the position on the nest brooding the eggs.  This was exactly the date estimated by adding the average length of nest building to the date they started the process.
While going to take these photos one of the pair of Grey Currawongs that are currently resident posed nicely.  I suspect they are nesting somewhere nearby but I have not, so far been able to work out where.
There are still a lot of daffodils in flower of a range of shapes, colours and sizes.

To prove we are not into colourism we also have a few tulips in pots!
In recent times our concrete ford is frequently decorated with objects like this.  Although we rarely see Brush-tailed Possums around the house they are evidently alive, and with well-functioning bowels down at the Creek.  (I have just realised that there is an unusually shitty focus in this post:  sorry about that.)
Possibly what the possums are eating are these willow catkins.
The Acacias are still doing very well.  This A. mearnsii is very attractive in the direct seeded area.
Hear is a close up of some blossom and foliage.


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