I have been bird watching for as long as I can remember and been involved in conservation and native rehab projects for most of my life. I had never thought to record my observations and experiences until recently. I have been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of working in Policing. It was suggested as a rehab and mindfulness to assist with recovery and I just love it.
I really liked the idea of drawing and journaling everyday for a year, today being the 1st January 2022, I will begin my journey..
below is my first nature journal entry d:28/12/21. I like some of the other ideas which i will include in my next pages.
A Little Eagle (Hieraatus morphnoides) feasting in my back paddock on rabbit. A powerful raptor common to my area. I live inland but only 15 kms from the coastline, both habitats of the Little Eagle. We have rabbits, a Little Eagle favorite, that are in plague proportions. Rabbits are vermin here in Australia destroy habitat of native mammals and eat my trees.... I was lucky to catch this Little Eagle feasting on one he had caught in our back paddock. We live close to a coastal sanctuary and Serendip Sanctuary - (Brolga and Bustard breeding programs)