After days of over 40 degree celsius heat a cool change is on the way. Earlier today I heard the welcome sound of rain, only to look out the window and see false rain from the surrounding eucalypts as they unloaded their unwanted bark and leaves.
Note the bulging eyes, wings splayed and open panting mouth…signs of wildlife in distress on a hot summer day in Central Victoria (over 44 degrees Celsius) Image shot through wire door so as not to disturb the bird.
Currently the resident Butcherbird family has increased to four and the parents are kept very busy caring for their two young chicks. The adults have been showing them places where there is shade and food (our front door step area) and water holes (buckets we have put out during this heatwave.) When we are homeContinue reading “Grey Butcherbirds’ behaviour in the Heatwave”