There has been a bit of action on the course that seems to indicate we might get a Spring after all. I was beginning to wonder.
Suddenly the Finger Orchids have appeared. There is a nice little colony of blues, pinks and whites directly in front of the ladies 17th tee. They appear in this spot each year despite the regular mowing by the rough-cutter and that the ground is like concrete.
One of the Cyaniculas even had a Flower Wasp, (I think), in attendance.
(Note: Common Hover Fly - Melangyna viridiceps. Thanks Denis and John)
There was a cacophany of Rainbow Lorikeet squabbling coming from high up in one of the big box trees near the 5th green. I didn't think there was a lot of flower on these trees and on checking it out, they were arguing over a nest hollow.
I often bemoan the fact we don't get many small birds on the course, and yet lately we haven't done too bad - Robins, Sitellas, the odd Pardalote. I was mowing some surrounds today and a quick brown flash down low in some scrub caught my eye. On investigation I came across a small colony of Brown Thornbills. A wonderful first for some time. I hope they stick around despite the best efforts of the resident bully boy Noisy Miners. (Just happened to have the camera with me too - hah!).All is not lost.