The temperature soared yesterday. Three crimson rosellas spent nearly all day in the tree outside our side-door, panting, with their wings held out a little from their bodies. Two small species of honey-eaters loitered, as well as our resident sparrows and fairy wrens.
I took these photos with my FujiFilm FinePixA607 camera.
In the early evening, the cockatoos turned up on the front fence, as did the magpies, but it was too hot for me to be bothering them. They also panted and held their wings out from their hot bodies. No birds have shown interest in my installed water ponds.
It doesn’t look like the temperature will go over 38 C today, a cool change is on the way as I speak. Expecting a top of only 25 C tomorrow. That will be a relief! I suppose I better go tackle the laundry
– it might rain later. The thunderstorms yesterday skirted us, with only a few measly rain drops falling. Just enough to smell great on the hot garden.
Mr R just reported that the temperature has plunged to 34 C, so he’s opened the front curtains. A few puddles and some sopping grass reveal it has been raining! It must have been patchy. It missed the rain gauge.
Thanks for reading. I hope you are having a good weekend. 🙂