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One day, I’ll take a picture of a Ring-tailed Possum.  There is a whole colony that lives around here and they let us know it by leaving lovely droppings all over the place – on our fence and near the plants.  I just sweep them up and throw them in my plants as fertilizer.  These are Aussie Possums – very cute and marsupials.  They are not the weird-looking Possums you get in North America.  I wonder why they are both called Possums?  I once saw one on my fence with a baby on her back…if only I had my camera!!  Cute as they are, they wreak havoc to any garden with succulent shoots – oh and yes, they loved my David Austin roses!!  Because I hate losing my plants, I have them in pots (they look sad because it’s winter) and they are fully covered by a bird net:

My pots covered in bird netting

My pots covered in bird netting

Anyway, here is another parrot – the Adelaide Rosella, that was in my garden over the weekend while I was trying to plant bok choy, sweet peas, green onions and peonies.  Adelaide Rosellas are a cross between Yellow Rosellas and Crimson Rosellas (bright red & gorgeous).  This guy was eating the red berries in the tree next to my fence.

Aren't they pretty?
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This post isn’t about food but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos.  Winter is a pretty dead time in my garden (plant-wise) but it is the time of year when I put out bird seed and everyday, I get excited by the different varieties of birds that visit me.  The wonderful birds & wildlife is what I love most about Australia.

In my garden, crested pigeons are the most common and so are sparrows but occasionally I get the odd magpies and very very rarely, do I get a parrot species.

Here is the Eastern Rosella (Platycercua eximius) that landed in my garden yesterday (with a few sparrows):

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