Meet the patron saint of birds … in a heat wave

The old saying goes that you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your neighbours … I guess we just got lucky!

Pictured below is St. Geordie – the patron saint of birds in a heat wave, keeping our new family of Grey Fantails cool in the 44C heat. The parents and three newly fledged youngsters were doing it tough today, but with Geordie in their corner at least they’ll have a sporting chance.

The ‘patron saint of birds in a heatwave’ … lives right next door!

One of the three Grey Fantails … just fledged, Wyndham Street Newstead, 4th January 2019

Fledgling #2

One of the parents … looking anxious and tattered

Adult and fledgling Grey Fantails

Adult Grey Fantail

5 responses to “Meet the patron saint of birds … in a heat wave

  1. John Carruthers

    What a humane post, Geoff.

  2. Catherine Hainstock

    I wish there was a patron saint for all the creatures suffering from the extreme heat yesterday. Good on you, St Geordie!

  3. Lachlan McKinnon

    Heart warming.

  4. Oh God bless St Geordie! What a treasure to have next door. We,,being elevated have about 5 degrees cooler than in the Valley below but still a scary day for everything human as well as for all our precious wildlife.
    Heather

  5. what a great neighbor you’ve got.

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