It's getting warm now. Two in a row over 40 degrees, and more to come apparently.
The birds even seem to be gasping, with their beaks agape. The water bowls around home are popular spots and any time there is a sprinkler going on the golf course, they flock around it.
I can't do much watering in the middle of the day at present - the temperatures are too high. The greens can burn, and a fair amount is lost to evaporation. I'm trying to be proactive and water heavily at night before the following hot day.
As I approached the 12th green tonight, I spotted a small Ring-tail Possum having a drink from the cup in the green. I ducked home for the camera and returned in hope it would be still there. I couldn't see it in the headlights of the bike, so thought I was out of luck and went ahead with changing the position of the sprinkler. I was just about to leave and decided to have a look around with the spot light and I caught him on top of the flag stick!
Just made a nice ending to my day / night.