14 comments on “Spring in the Middle of Winter ? – Early Breeding and Flowering.

  1. Love the photos of the little wrens, they are such sweet little things. Take care and I hope the covid situation improves quickly so you can safely get out and about birding again.

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    • Thanks Sue, they are a favourite with most of us. Yes, the Covid numbers rise, and now the Government is trying to work out a plan with the states for the future. Enjoy your weekend my friend 🙂

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    • Thanks Jen, yes they are my wife’s also, and we always get excited when we see the Variegated. Sadly my grandies are very disappointed the lock-down has prevented them coming this weekend. 😦

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  2. Some of my favorite birds of your here, Ashley! The fairy-wrens are quite entertaining with that tail, I loved all the shots comparing them. Sorry to hear about the lock-down, but hope that will clear your city of the delta variant. I know we are traveling, but we are still being very careful to stay away from groups of people and we keep using hand sanitizers. I’ll take a herd/flock/group of wildlife over group of people any day! 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, the Fairy-wrens are a great favorite of ours also, especially my wife. It is great you are able to continue to travel and see your beautiful country, we can only hope and pray that our plans in August are not thwarted by this outbreak, as we are much in need of a holiday. Sadly the government after all the good they have done in keeping the virus at bay have failed to roll out the vaccines efficiently and have not controlled the hotel quarantine well, which is part of the problem. Enjoy your week my friend 🙂

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    • Thanks Deborah, yes the tail on these little guys are very cute and colorful. We are back in lock-down at present which gives me time to write as the weather is cold and wet anyway. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy your Summer, all the best my friend 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much brother for uplifting beauty this morning. My cat, Starry Night, loved the bird audios as I did. They were so good he was wide-eyed searching for them!
    Thank you Ashley for your godly encouragement, esp re the vaccines. I’ve had mine but then struggled with regret after so many fearful reports.
    Sorry you’re all in another lock-down! May you and wife with the Lord be that 3 cord strand – unbreakable!

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    • Thanks Lisa Beth, My wife and I had a chuckle when we read of Starry Night’s interest in my blog post. Yes we were concerned also about the getting the second jab in a couple of weeks, but as with the first we trust the Lord who has our times in his hand. Thankfully the weather is poor here being winter so the lock-down allows me to write more of my 3rd book. Thanks also for the encouraging marriage truth. We teach in counselling that the marriage relationship is made up of three components, husband, wife and the marriage and that while both focus on the good of the marriage it will flourish, but of course from the Christian world-view perspective the Lord himself is our focus and the one who brought us together, and keeps us growing together. Enjoy your week dear sister and stay safe 🙂

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  4. Love those Fairy-wrens! Also agree with the situation on the Covid. We have both been vaccinated, and had minimal side affects. Would do it all over again. Fear is being festered by the news media a lot.
    Yes, the Lord is the best way to combat fear. Love your verses about perfect peace! Thanks for reminding others of God’s Peace.

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    • Thanks Lee, yes those little Fairy-wrens live amazing lives, some of the stuff they get up to I had to leave out of my first book, though I have recently read the study done by people in your country on the cooperation and alliance between Variegated and Splendid Fairy-wrens, which has lent itself for use in my third book which I am currently writing in lock-down. Thanks again for your encouraging comment, we also have had our first shot with minimal side effects.

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