• indian mynahs 40+
  • starlings 10
  • willie wagtail 4
  • ibis 1
  • welcome swallow 8
  • pigeons 20
  • pee wee 3
  • crested pigeon 1

Grass cut yesterday, rain in the night, damp.

A Nankeen Kestrel at Henson Park this morning, sitting up on the northern afl goalpost. It was getting hassled a bit by a Pee Wee who decided to leave it alone. It flew around and across the ground and perched up on the communications tower, much higher than the goalpost. I wonder if it caught anything. I reckon it’d be on the look out for young Willie Wagtails or Swallows, and maybe a Pigeon squab or two.

Later on at home the four Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flew over, going south, I wonder where they’re coming from.

Front page of the Herald this morning: Coffee Alchemy on Addison Rd gets rated as one of Sydney’s top seven cafes. The cafes get rated for the coffee they serve not their decor.

At Marrickville station and there is a woman playing country on a ukulele, actually more like Woodie Guthrie style stuff. She’s playing very well.

I am learning about how to use all the different parts of the Open Web. “All the different parts!?” you say, “Surely not.”

Bright cold morning.

Raven
Pigeons
Willie Wagtail
Indian Mynah
White Faced Heron
Rainbow Lorrikeet
Starling

Very bright cold morning.

Willie Wagtail
Pigeons
Starlings
Indian Mynahs
Pee Wee
Little Wattlebird
Cuckoo shrike
Magpie
Raven
Dove
White Faced Heron

Quiet, grey morning.

Willie Wagtail
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Noisy Miners
Indian Mynahs
Starlings
Raven
Dove

The cockatoos sitting up in one of the cypresses quietly nibbling.

Early sunshine.

Willie Wagtail
Pigeon
Starling
Indian Mynah
White faced Heron
Rainbow Lorrikeet
Raven
Ibis

The heron seems to have taken up residence on the disused toilet blocks. Yesterday it was perched on the Men’s, this morning on the Women’s.

This afternoon, walking up Petersham Rd, I saw a big white car. A huge white car. It had a dealer plate hanging on the back. And I realised it had white and blue license plates, from the UAE. Very odd, I’ve never seen that before.