Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

The grevillea John Evans is covered in flowers about to pop open:
That should provide lots of winter meals for honeyeaters.

Here's something I'm finding fascinating at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I listened to a BBC podcast about the British Trust for Ornithology fitting five cuckoos with tiny solar-powered transmitters so that the cuckoos' annual migration could be tracked. Already the birds have surprised everyone because they didn't expect them to leave England until August, and three of them have already started their journey to Africa. So here's a link to the page where you can find out more about the project, and track the Cuckoos.

1 comment:

  1. excellent close-up photo of the grevillea buds.
    mine are budding up too, but the snow of yesterday may have slowed them down a little.