Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pink thieves

In the sunlight between showers yesterday we noticed a flock of galahs feeding in a dry thistle patch. They normally dine at our expense on the oats dropped from the animal fodder or the seeds we sow deliberately to grow pasture. They prefer us to broadcast their dinner.

This was high in the valley on the flat area where we hope to grow pasture for hay sometime in the misty future. We have had a few galahs here before but not in the tens of thousands like they are seen in the cereal growing areas. The seeds they are eating appear to be thistle seeds from the year before, which is helpful.

Hopefully news of this free feed doesn't spread to their cousins and cousins' cousins, or by the time we broadcast seed for pasture there it will be all eaten as well.