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This afternoon's King Parrot visit.

I've tried to cut down the amount of seed I'm giving them, as next week we're away on a big Outback Adventure and I don't want them to think there's more food around than there will be (and thus potentially influence breeding/egg laying, since it's coming in to spring).

Also, have you ever seen a parrot yawn? Well you have now!

Even with smoke dulling the sky, the moon's still visible.

I don't usually think about parakeets spending time in pine trees, but the feral population around here isn't exactly particular about what types of trees they perch in.

We have liftoff!

Spotted in - well, above - a large pond at a nearby park last month.

The results of the astrophotography/startrails session with Dad last night. These are shot from Burton's Well, Bunya Mountains.

The startrail was 170 10 sec exposures at 35mm f/1.4 ISO3200. The red tree and the milky way over the lights of Toowoomba were with a 15mm f/2.8 fisheye.

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The city has been working on improving the sections of a bike path closest to a major street. The rest of it is just a concrete path in the middle of an unmaintained greenbelt under power transmission wires.

They've put in drought-tolerant landscaping, some dirt/clay paths, bike racks, benches, and a small public parking lot over the past year or so. I'm not sure how much they slowed down during the shutdowns earlier this year, but it's finally open.

Meanwhile, in the more curated parts of the gardens...

(The sphere in the distance is a sculpture by Doris Sung called "Fuller," inspired by Buckminster Fuller. I always think of it as the buckyball.)

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Some wildlife I spotted on a hike today. It was really nice in the shade, but it was also very hilly, and uncomfortably warm in the sun. I ended up staggering back to the car at the end.

The yellow and black bird is some sort of oriole. The black and white one is a black phoebe. I think the rabbit is a desert cottontail.

After the Celebration (alc) 

Someone left behind evidence of a curbside pick-me-up last night.

I took the photo in a hurry and didn't frame it very well, so when I got home I started trying different crops and looks to see if I could make it pop a bit better.

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