Week 3 January 2003: We won’t mention the drought this week.
Three Wedge-tailed Eagles were active near the house this week. They were hunting something in a clump of Cassinias. Their efforts were unsuccessful. We often see these beautiful birds around Yallaroo.
The Angophora floribunda are still bursting with blooms.  We worked out that the last mass flowering might have been about 30 years ago when we were rangers at Warrumbungle National Park.
We were away for a few days this week attending a funeral at Taree on the mid North Coast of NSW. A very sad occasion but managed to spend some time with our family. Walked along a beach a few times. We find this a very restorative activity.
On the way to the coast we stopped at a weekend market in a small village. Bought four “sub-tropical” Grevilleas for $3.50 each. They are usually frost tender but in our sheltered garden they survive and thrive. The honeyeaters love the large, nectar-rich flowers. We purchased: Honey Gem, Moonlight, Robyn Gordon and Superb.

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