vanislander: ok - enjoy
AussieAl: Sorry, Van, I’m having a late lunch.
AussieAl: Yes, the offshoot of a cyclone.
vanislander: You must be glad you don't live in W Australia - seeing videos of freak weather there
vanislander: plump lil things
AussieAl: Yep, babies, I’d say.
vanislander: couple there right now - but I don't see red brows
AussieAl: I’d say they are very well fed young finches.
vanislander: Who were these little round grey birds feeding this morning?
vanislander: Oh - I'm surprised - I thought you'd beat my time
AussieAl: Too good again, Van. 4:25
vanislander: I was posting that my time was 4:03 today, Al
vanislander: Did you ever try to post and nothing happens - then discover that you have been logged out and have to update your login info grrrrrrrr
vanislander: My compliments to the photographer, and the succulentist!
vanislander: Lovely collage, Al they are spectacular.
AussieAl: Some succulent photos that Joh took yesterday:
RB2sMom: Hooroo, hearing thunder, storms coming maybe
vanislander: Listen to your
RB2sMom: Or in garden areas where they really frequent
vanislander: Well Rick - you still need to take your vit D
vanislander: This is when they appear - I am sure they hatch out under our deck
Rick: I hadn't really been out anywhere since it all started
RB2sMom: Those are nice snakes
RB2sMom: Coming from me the pink galah girl
vanislander: Every time I go outside these days I ask the gardener if he's seen any snakes - we used to have loads of garter snakes here and they startle me if I stumble upon one
vanislander: You noticed!
RB2sMom: Now that is a cute purple snake, as you like purple
RB2sMom: BTW, I liked the pictures you posted during your walk the other day, nice to get outside with all the madness going on
Rick: Oh that's good
RB2sMom: The garter snakes below though are harmless garden snakes
RB2sMom: It is, but this is for real, happens in the wild.....snakes produce phermones that attract others and let the fun begin
Rick: That's like a snake pit in some tomb in a movie!
RB2sMom: Here is one for a nightmare, a group of garter snakes in the wild in a mating frenzy
RB2sMom: Copperhead snake and its babies like the one that gave birth in our garage
Rick: Yikes, That's me having nightmaress tonight
RB2sMom: Copperheads gave birth in our garage, and they are poisoness
Rick: I recall a wildlife officer going into scrubland near our house many years ago and come running back out after seeing an adder
Rick: We've thankfully no spiders to worry about here, but there's a change of coming across an adder snake.
RB2sMom: Tall grass is great for snakes to hide in as well as spiders
RB2sMom: Waddle waddle, Bruce....hope you are talking about galahs and not me
Rick: Cya Bruce
Bruce: gotta go Joys up hooroo
Bruce: waddle waddle RB
Rick: It's been great for wildflowers though, lockdown is perhaps beneficial to wildlife in this case.
Rick: you should see the council owned grass areas around here this year, the council hasn't touched it, knee high in places
Bruce: or Millet
Rick: things grow like triffids when you get up closer to the tropics in Oz
Bruce: probably wheat shoots
Bruce: only long inn this area were the old seed was
RB2sMom: Me too Rick, however the cam is turned further left than right
Rick: I'm pretty sure the grass wasn't long yesterday
RB2sMom: Now they have better sense
Bruce: it grows back pretty good
Bruce: the longer grass is an old seed patch
Bruce: thats where yesterdays seed was
Rick: It's like there's seed there
RB2sMom: I have never seen them do this before....go over there instead of here
Bruce: not today for me RB
Bruce: the lawn gets ruined where they feed a lot
RB2sMom: It seems like everyone that comes here is doing laundry, including me
Rick: They're being a bit weird today
Bruce: they will find the seed
Bruce: I moved the cam
vanislander: Sorry - I'm dealing with laundry right now - gotta run
RB2sMom: Grass looks like it grew overnight
RB2sMom: Is someone else feeding the galahs?
RB2sMom: Is the cam turned around more to the left?
Bruce: over here fellows
Rick: The walk I want to do tomorrow is 12km almost, perhaps that's a bit more than I can chew!
vanislander: Well you got some fresh air ... probably helped
Rick: I should have put the posts up there sooner but I've not had chance with other coding stuff I've been doing
vanislander: I have 3 on top and 2 below
Rick: it's based on screen width, on my desktop it's on a single row
vanislander: Haven't been here at kooka time for a while - nice to see them again
Rick: I need to tweak it so the 5 can be on a single row,, I see on my laptop the 5th post is on a second row
vanislander: I know that was probably why you posted in Count to ... but would be nice to keep it going
RB2sMom: Well done Rick
Bruce: 5 there today
vanislander: Was hoping it was by number not date
Rick: right now anway
vanislander: How many recent posts will that area hold, Rick?
Rick: There's our kookas
vanislander: Bruce & RB
vanislander: Sorry - was looking for this - Rick's comments earlier made me think of it "It's the same the whole world over ..."
Rick: it took me a good while to get the latest forum posts formatted like that above, it's not designed to be listed that way so I had to modify it myself.
Rick: Morning Bruce, Hi RB
Bruce: G'Day RB
Bruce: Kooka time
RB2sMom: G'day Bruce, Van, Rick, and Al
Bruce: G'Day Van and Rick
Bruce: the people were walking in the street light
vanislander: Yes - I've been following that story in the UK - he is the man behind brexit too
Rick: I think they just have a lot of cloud this morning.
vanislander: Why does Bruce's cam look so dark - and yet there are people walking by in the daylight?
Rick: There's been a big controversy here over the last few days with the main adviser to the prime minister being found to have broken lockdown rules then today they let him do an hour long press conference to defend himself but I think it left more questions unanswered and that is without the fact that special advisers are not supposed to be able to talk to the media directly about controversies.
vanislander: We went to a garden centre yesterday - it was very well set up so easy to avoid people - and we chose a not too busy time
Rick: Housework/Chore day again huh?
vanislander: Well, as long as people are careful and act responsibly ...
Rick: looks like non essential shops will be open here from June 15th, outdoor markets and places like car showrooms on June 1st.
vanislander: I'm just taking a break from housework and laundry
vanislander: Thanks for the forums up there ^ I think it's an improvement
vanislander: I'd love to come with you, but I'd slow you down
Rick: Hi Van
Rick: yes, I might go tomorrow too
vanislander: Was it nice to get out in the countryside?
vanislander: You've been a busy fella
vanislander: Hey there Rickie!
RB2sMom: The race is on https://australianbirdcams.com/forums/games-jokes-zone/count-to-10000-using-pictures/paged/1018/#post-82583
RB2sMom: Memories from the past, a table for just two please
RB2sMom: Van, I cooked ribs last night also, in my crock pot, so tender, ate them with a fork.
RB2sMom: Glad to see that the count to 10,000 is active again. I also notice that the forum notifications have moved to the top?
Rick: I don't know why I was missing two numbers in count to 10000
AussieAl: Thank goodness.
vanislander: Well - we can look forward to a 1* day tomorrow
AussieAl: This must be true confessions day.
vanislander: I must confess that I messed up badly and had to restart - so my 8:31 isn't really valid
AussieAl: (Confession: I used the sounds once).
AussieAl: 12:07 Van.
vanislander: Sounds good, Al. We love curry here
AussieAl: Slow cooked massamam curry on the go here.
vanislander: Ribs are cooking, veg prepared, we'll eat after the nightly pot banging, trumpet blowing, then I'll be baaaaack for more
vanislander: True that he is not fond of maths - but I won't complain - I think it's a good thing he did here by putting the recent forum posts where they are more visible - hopefully when he checks in again he'll edit his post and add the 2 missing ones
AussieAl: Maths always was Rick's weak suit.
vanislander: Now I have to go see to dinner, but "I'll be baaaack ....."
vanislander: I forgot to say
vanislander: He also joined in the Count to 10.000 - good to see, Rick - but you left out 2 numbers
vanislander: Rick has put the latest forum posts so that they appear at the top now, above the cams and chat - or at least they are there for me
vanislander: Lovely English countryside - and I think I saw Dover castle in the distance.
vanislander: I was out this afternoon, for a change, so missed Rick. I see he has been busy after his walk
RB2sMom: OK Hooroo
Bruce: ok gotta go again
Bruce: it can fly
RB2sMom: There it is
RB2sMom: OK, did not fly?
Bruce: walked off
RB2sMom: Not on the cam now
Bruce: no smoke for some time now
RB2sMom: Or smoke problems, if you still are having that
RB2sMom: Not with his flock, that is not good
Bruce: yep or bben hit by a car
RB2sMom: No, could be an older bird with geriatric problems.....like us
Bruce: doesn't look like Beak and Feather disease thou
RB2sMom: I hope it does not make the galahs sick too
RB2sMom: Yes it does not look well
Bruce: I think the Corella is sick RB ?
Rick: That Corella looks a bit old or worse for wear
Rick: be for now Bruce
RB2sMom: My galahs are here and that one lonely corella that was here yesterday
Bruce: Joys up I'll BBL
Bruce: they frighten themselves off I think
Bruce: waiting on the power lines mate
Bruce: RB they are here
Rick: Wow it didn't take the Galahs long today
Bruce: seed time brb
Rick: It was a bit gloomy today, but not too cold, 19c
Bruce: yes the Kooka had a go at him
Bruce: and now a Crow
Bruce: ohh he was quick , he has to be
Rick: Wow great, missed the Butcher Bird
Bruce: good shots Rick
Bruce: 5 Kookas and a Grey Butcher Bird
Rick: I went for a short walk today
Rick: Wow they are hungry, four plonked down together as bruce threw down the food
Bruce: ok Kooka time
RB2sMom: Always waiting
Rick: Just saw one fly past, they are waiting!
Rick: He's nice and feeds the Kookas before himself
Bruce: ok time to get the Kooka food
Rick: definitely not shorts weather for you
Bruce: still cold for me thou
Bruce: not so cold today it's 13.5 this morning
Rick: Oh that is good for you!
Bruce: yes I did 7 hours for a change
Rick: Sleep okay Bruce?
Bruce: me to
RB2sMom: Some of this security stuff drives me
Bruce: ohh missed Elsa
Bruce: hi Rick and RB
RB2sMom: Hi Bruce
Rick: Hey Bruce
Rick: It's Apple's USB security feature
Rick: yep works now gee
RB2sMom: I was going to say, if all else fails....works a lot of the time, it does
Rick: hopefully restarting the phone fixes it
RB2sMom: Don't you hate it when something does not work
Rick: trying to get a photo off my phone but windows isn't recognising it
RB2sMom: Hi Rick
RB2sMom: Same to you Elsa, have a good week
Rick: Hey RB!
RB2sMom: Elsa hi there, stay awhile
Rick: Hi there Elsa, you too have a great week!
Elsa: I wish you all a good start in the new week.
RB2sMom: Early morning memories of past holidays
vanislander: I try not to take my eyes off the grid - so I often don't know until the end
AussieAl: It makes me panic, .
vanislander: Why - you do well - I'm the plodder who takes too long
AussieAl: I'd like to throw that timer to the wind!
vanislander: ya think? I will try to be braver tomorrow - throw caution to the wind
AussieAl: ...and you still would have beat me,
vanislander: 10:34 - but I spent ages studying it before I started - I could see it was going to be a tough one so needed to figure out a couple of numbers - if I'd just jumped in it might have taken me at least twice as long
AussieAl: 23:24 Van, and that was with sounds!
AussieAl: Bbl, Van. Cuppa and my morning sudoku.
AussieAl: We used more, on our son's work's account, .
vanislander: He's only halfway up that way 😉
AussieAl: As Bruce will tell you, it's cold up that way at the moment.
vanislander: Did you use the full 40 mins of zoom time?
AussieAl: We had planned to be at the Sunny Coast now, before the coronavirus.
vanislander: I'm procrastinating now waiting for the laundry to finish so I can transfer it to the dryer
AussieAl: Yep, Wollongong, Sunshine Coast and Auckland.
vanislander: Guess it's the next best thing to being there
vanislander: How nice that you could have a zoom chat with your family!
AussieAl: We're up early because of our 'zoom'.
vanislander: I made a start as I procrastinated watching the patio furniture getting worked on
vanislander: Yes - never the same as online
AussieAl: Is that always the case?
vanislander: I have started on the paper version of today's - note that it is not the same as the online one!
AussieAl: I am, Van. We've been 'zooming' with the family. It's our grandson's, Cooper, birthday today.
vanislander: Hey Al - are you up yet?
vanislander: Hi RB - I'm in and out
RB2sMom: And Hooroo,
RB2sMom: G'day Bruce, Van, and Al and anyone else just arriving or departed
vanislander: Darn it - somebody got started on it already
Bruce: brb a quick run to get more milk
Bruce: excuses excuses