Saturday, 13 May 2017


13 May 2016

Willo is rather fond of his new paddock chum. She is to be seen in close proximity for most of the daylight hours. He did, however, ask Hildegard to look up the nesting habits of the Cattle Egret in her bird identification App, being a little suspicious that his new mate may be eyeing him off as a handy location for above-ground dwelling. He was less than flattered with the information that the Cattle Egret is often to be found (perhaps unsurprisingly) with cattle. He also found little comfort in the entry on nesting habits which recorded “shallow platform nests in trees and shrubs”. With Willo’s past history of trying to camouflage himself as a tree, for the purposes of avoiding work, he is concerned that he will be mistaken for a perfect nesting site. 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Like diamonds in the sky

10 May 2016
It appears the recent Eta Aquarid sparkly meteor shower was to be viewed from Sydney closer to the ground than originally predicted.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Queen of the Night

8 May 2016

My Pie and Veilchen are a little alarmed at recent events which have seen one of the Joyfallee residents returning inspired from an evening watching the movie Florence Foster Jenkins and attempting operatic gymnastics in the bathroom. They have tried to ward off the auditory assault with high decibel budgie chatter to no avail. They can only hope that the unnamed resident will not decide, Florence FJ-like, to commit the vocal acrobatics to recording for posterity.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Smile – you’re on candid camera

1 May 2016


That heart stopping moment when you discover the paparazzi are filming you in the bath.

Friday, 7 April 2017


23 April 2016

The number of rabbit decorations on the Joyfallee all-year-round Christmas tree seems steadily to be increasing. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Bull market

16 April 2016
With prime above-ground dwelling real estate at Joyfallee at a premium, and bucking the Sydney trend with no sign of the bubble bursting in the near future,  newcomers are becoming increasingly desperate. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

In the land of Brobdingnag

3 April 2016

The range of residents at Joyfallee is becoming increasingly eclectic. The plovers are in awe of how much one of their own has grown and also how much, Pinocchio-like, he must have lied. The chickens are relieved that, to date, he has led a solitary paddock existence and has not sought to camp out in their night quarters – which could see those who sleep on the perches a little cramped, and those who sleep under the perches investing in umbrellas.