I live in a very beautiful part of the world, in between the Australian Rain Forrest and the most Easterly Point of Australia.  The birds in this area are amazing to watch, so clever how they work together to gather food, you see them in our back yard calling each other when they find a good feed. I love waking up… or trying to wake up before the laughing kookaburra begins in the morning at about 6am.  It’s truly the quietest time of the day and it somehow gives me pleasure to know that I woke before they woke me.

Birdlife Australia said that their 2015 Australian birds report shows dwindling numbers of some common birds, like the willy wagtail, kookaburra and magpie-lark and this should be a wake-up call.  There are many reasons why our bird number are “dwindling” it’s a jungle out there for them, kind of like our local Byronites that have been trying to survive the Jungle of a popular seaside town must endure.  We have so much talent here and I shalll endeavour to write about some of the most interesting things I love about the Byronshire…birds, dogs, and spiders and snakes included.