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Category: Sydney, Australia

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Backyard Birds – Summer Delights

Backyard birding daily brings us enjoyable encounters, be they from the birdbaths, the TV aerial next door or our Bottlebrush and Frangipani trees, all of which are viewed from our enclosed courtyard, where we often have birds come and visit, even while we entertain guests, which adds an even more enjoyable experience shared. Yesterday I watched as Butch our alpha […]

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Freedom at Last – But Too Wet to Bird

Having finally come out of over 3 months lock-down here in Sydney, my wife and I decided to celebrate with a breakfast at our local National Park cafe, which we had missed for so long. Sadly, it was raining, as it had been several days now, but we sat outside under cover in the cool breeze enjoying the moment and […]

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Australian Self-Published Author

Australian Self-Published Author A treatise on the subject by W. A. Hewson First a note to my blog followers who normally receive posts on Australian birds. This is a one off post which was written during lock-down to answer the queries of those who have asked for tips on publishing their first book. The aim of this presentation is to assist those Aussies wanting to successfully publish and market their first self-published book. This essay is a response to the several requests I have received recently for hints on publishing one’s own book, having purchased and remarked on the quality of my own books, with the view of publishing their first book. It does not deal so much with the […]

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Breed’n Seas’n – Nestings-A-Go !

We have finally arrived at our first day of transitioning out of lock-down here in Sydney, where many have already been out since midnight shopping and celebrating after our 106 days of confinement and restrictions, though many still apply, as we are not yet permitted to leave the Sydney region for our planned holiday. Meanwhile the birds have been unaffected […]

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Backyard Birding – Lock-Down Pleasures

As I sat quietly reflecting in our courtyard, absorbing the warm winter sun, enjoying my hot chocolate and Tim Tams, watching the bees harvest nectar from the Lavender flowers and smiling at the occasional Noisy Miner as it plunges into the birdbaths only a few feet away and shakes its butt as it trustingly watches me, I pondered on what […]