Heads Up: Changes Coming

Every so often, I look at the overall feel of the blog site and ponder how to make it more friendly and viewer effective.
I’ve been using the current template for a couple of years and have enjoyed the chance to let the images do most of the work on the blog. As they should.

But the winds of change are coming to Birdsaspoetry.
I’m gearing up to turn the front page into small tiles of each post.  That way its easier to see a Body of Work, rather than scroll down interminably to see what has been going on the past few months.
A challenge with the new style is what to do with all those sidebar, bottom bar additions. But, I suspect not to many rock on to the site expecting to see new stuff down there. So they may well diminish in number and it won’t be the first time I’ve dropped stuff off.
Here is a sneak preview of what it might look like.

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Counting Birds at Mt Rothwell

My local bird group, BirdLife Werribee, or more affectionately known by the previous name, “Werribee Wagtails” has for many years been doing  bird surveys once a quarter at various sites.
This weekend we surveyed the Mt Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre just to the north of the You Yangs range.
To quote Peter Sellers from “Balham Gateway to the South”,
It is exciting work and my forefathers have been engaged upon it since 1957—

The previous few days of rain had managed to get past the You Yangs rainshadow and give the area decent drink. As we assembled, we were joined by a group from BirdLife Australia, Ovens and Murray.

And the bush seemed to respond to our enthusiastic banter as we walked over the various tracks that lead through the park.

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