Rain Problems but Sunny Days at the Zoo

We are in some trouble here in Victoria. The weather forecast for the next day or so is for up to 100 mm (4 inches) of rain. It will cause extensive flooding. I searched the DIY stores and even Amazon to see if I could find some Gopher Wood to build an ark, as Noah did. There is none available. Perhaps Gopher Wood has been replaced by some form of sympathetic material that I don’t know about. Well, we will just have to weather this meteorological event out.

In the meantime, Jill is progressing slowly in her rehabilitation Hospital and now has more movement and better pain management. . She will be home again on Saturday.

I am managing at home on my own, even though I don’t have anyone to tell me what to do all the time. I think I have everything under control. The beds have been changed, the floors cleaned and the kitchen is in a tidy state. My ironing lady has returned a full basket of ironing and my new cleaning lady was here on Friday to clean the bathrooms and hard surfaces. I think I have everything up-to-date.

Because of this, I had some free time on a couple of sunny days during the week and I decided that I would use my annual pass to go to the zoo with my camera.. I had a couple of very leisurely days sauntering around and taking photos. I’ve been so immersed that I have lost track of time.

As I look through my photos, I find that most are of native birds. We see many of them in our gardens but some are only found in more remote areas of the country.


Koala (A marsupial and not a bear)

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An Echidna – an egg laying monotreme

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Sacred Kingfisher

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Gouldian Finch

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Female and Male Gang Gang Cockatoo

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Supern Fairy Wren

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White Named Honeyeater

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Scaly Breasted Lorikeet


Grey Kangaroo

2 thoughts on “Rain Problems but Sunny Days at the Zoo

  1. Hi Bruce,

    It was good to hear that Jill is still making progress with her rehabilitation and will be home on Saturday.

    You certainly took some very impressive photos of the animals and birds at the zoo.

    Best wishes,
    John and Ros Osborne

  2. Thank you for beautiful photos…text book standard.
    Pleased to hear that Jill is making good progress. I take it she is in Donvale Rehab. Xlnt reputation
    Glad you’re on top of domestic chores. well done. Stay well and good luck to Jill.

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