Knock knock who’s there?

I met this little bloke a few years back, after I kept hearing odd tapping noises on the window. I finally realised what it was – a whopping big blue tongue lizard.  These amazing creatures can live for 15-20 years, but are very vulnerable to a range of predators including cats and dogs.

Interview 6 with The Never Never Authors – Shauna O’Meara — CSFG

The ebook launch of The Never Never Land, CSFG’s speculative anthology of Australian myths, yarns and campfire stories, is coming on 1 July 2016. We interviewed some of the authors to hear what inspired their unique version of the sunburnt country. ‘To Look Upon a Dream Tiger’ by Shauna O’Meara is about obsession and the…

via The Never Never Authors – Shauna O’Meara — CSFG

Black cockatoos – calling down the rain?

Black cockatoos at duskI’m seeing these yellow tailed black cockatoos regularly at the moment, usually in a flock of three to five, but the night I took this photo there were at least ten of them, and plenty of sulfur crested cockatoos too.

According to Australian mythology, black cockatoos are a herald of rain. I haven’t found that to be the case but they are still a pretty amazing sight. This lot were very shy the first time I saw them but now seem to be used to me crashing around with my camera in the paddocks below, trying to get that perfect shot.