16 comments on “Peace and Quiet of a Rainforest Walk – Having a Happy Birday.

  1. Hello Ash!
    What a wonderful birthday “Birday”!
    The series featuring the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo really stayed in my mind – the area on the tree surrounding the nest really does look like a heart! The Wood Duck families – and how both Mama and Papa Duck remain loyal to each other and to the family – are a fine example for us humans. I am so glad you were blessed on your special day, and how of course you could also celebrate it together with your families. We continue to keep you in prayer, and of course for your second book. May you and Mrs H have a blessed week ahead, and stay safe! (I finally sent you a long update email!) God bless 🙂

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    • Thanks Takami, I am delighted you enjoyed my Birday post. Thanks so much for your much appreciated prayers, they are helping muchly. We continue to pray for you and hubby at this time, for both protection and direction, as you continue to trust and seek the Lord’s guidance. 🙂

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  2. A belated happy birthday to you, what a wonderful way to spend it out in nature and counting your blessings! I loved the pics and videos as always, and especially the heart shaped hole in the tree for the nest, wow! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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  3. What a lovely day for your birthday Ashley, it certainly set the way for the next year for you. I loved seeing the cockatoo feeding its young, what a treat that would have been. Enjoy the weekend and all the best to you!

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    • Thanks Sue, yes seeing the Cocky feeding was a real treat and first up also. The next time we visited there we did not see the baby being fed, the adult was away getting food. Enjoy your weekend also Sue 🙂

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    • Thanks William, yes it was a special feature of the nesting hole and looked to be a message in itself,especially being able to view the feeding process, it was like a framed live photo 🙂


  4. What a blessed event to see the cockatoos on arrival to the park, Ashley! The heart-shaped entrance to their nest is beautiful. Your time alone to reflect with our Lord was filled to the brim with sights, sounds, and soul-searching thoughts. What a wonderful time you had and the gifts you received! Your chance to see once again the male Satin Bowerbird perform his mating dance ritual made me feel very happy for you. Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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    • Thanks Donna, yes it was a very special day for me and so peaceful. We had a lovely dinner that night which rounded the day off beautifully, it just shouted out how good and generous our Lord is, and how beautiful are all his thoughts toward us. He rejoices in our rejoicing. Thanks dear Donna, have a blessed weekend also my friend 🙂

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    • Thanks HJ, yes it certainly is here in the NP this time of year, there is a lot of competition among males, as with the Lyrebirds who did a similar courting ritual several months ago. The males spend their six years of coming into maturity learning to build bowers and dance and mimic bird calls. The males do not help the female nest or raise the young at all, they just practice, perform and mate. 🙂

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