New Holland Honeyeater


A juvenile House Sparrow tussling with an Eastern Spinebill


Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, late afternoon


White-backed Magpies


Some random images from my other blog (Nikon D3000 DSLR)

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Rain on the Swamp Mallet bark, at this time of the year, throws up an interesting palette. The camera picks up more brilliance than I can see with my naked eye.


Nokia Lumia 530 windows phone

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Bark Art


At my command, WordPress exported all the posts, pages, comments, etc into a zip file for me to download from their advisory email. I also exported the media, but discovered I need not have.

During the import of the unzipped xml files to christinejrandall.com, WordPress will import any associated media. How cool is that!

I have much the same theme over there. Any other theme I tried felt odd as I’ve gotten used to this playground for my images. The original theme is now replaced with Dyad2, but I haven’t worked out the differences yet. I do have a featured posts thingy that I haven’t tried yet.

I still have three files to import – tomorrow.


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The merge is underway


I’ve decided to go wide today, sharing the variety of birds spotted in my yard (and over the fence) while lurking with the Nikon D3000.

The featured image (above) is a pair of House Sparrows. 

Next … I think this is a female Scarlet Robin. A new-to-this-blog bird.


Fairly certain this is a female Scarlet Robin



or perhaps ’tis juvenile Scarlet Robin


White-plumed Honeyeater


Willy Wagtail

Below, another new-to-this-blog bird …  there was a small flock of these Yellow-rumped Thornbills in my neighbour’s yard.




Yellow-rumped Thornbill


Wattlebird looks on from afar


New Holland Honeyeater


The blue sky vanished and rain threatened. So I took my camera inside.  For a while this week, it looked like we might go camping but rain is expected to be consistent tomorrow. We will hold off, yet again!

Perhaps I will get some writing done. Perhaps not.

I have decided to merge all my blogs into one.   I pay for an upgraded site, so I may as well make the blog I love the most my primary site.  I’ve found it too hard to separate writing from the rest of my life. Anyway, I was never really rapt in the idea of  trying to present myself as a professional writer. I think those polished sites with professional headshots are for aspiring writers who want an agent and publisher. Not me.

Ad-free! This proposed blog merger came about after I checked it out when testing a laptop we bought on eBay. There was a couple of video ads on my blog post. I hated the fact that they were there. I usually just see an innocent ‘from time to time your readers will see an advertisement here‘.

I will export the best bits? of this blog over to christinejrandall.com I’ll stick the book stuff on a landing page, and have the home page showing the latest blog posts. Though the theme might change, I’m keeping this blog’s tagline and the owl photo header.

Okay – now I want to go and fiddle with themes …  So I will, ‘cos I can.

Do have yourself a great weekend!







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Random birds & Merging Blogs


One my walk this morning, I saw lots of kangaroos in the paddocks behind our house. In the first two photos (below) the smaller kangaroo has a joey in her pouch. (Nikon D3000)





Thanks for looking. I trust you had a lovely weekend.


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