It’s Going To Be Hot

If plants could talk, listen to what they’re saying about tomorrow, the first over 40 degree C. day of quite a few to come.

“I think I’ll hide.” This one’s trying to protect itself from the sun by growing a fringe.

“Nope, I’m done. I’ll just rest down here on the cool lawn.”

“Yep we’re all with you, going down,”

“We’ve seen better days and survived. But what do you mean there’s hotter to come. Ahhh!”

Peaceful Dove

This is a Peaceful Dove. It is sometimes called a Zebra Dove because it has black and white stripes around its neck. I often hear it calling, yet don’t often see it around. I must be looking in the wrong spots.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill (1)

There are many varieties of Spoonbills. This one is a Yellow-billed Spoonbill. It is notable for its strangely shaped bill. It has black markings on its face and black coloring on its wingtips. It also has some distinctive feathers around its neck. They are not uncommon here in Victoria, Australia.

I saw this Spoonbill fishing in a small. shallow pond nearby my house. It lies adjacent to a lagoon, where the water level is adjusted up and down depending on demand for irrigation water by farmers. It ignored me and continued to fish by sweeping its bill from side to side, presumably catching lots of small fish to eat.