Early days

We moved into Uccello Lane in 2012 – it was a mudbrick house on a lane that led to the Yarra River – with a garden that was very natural and overgrown but all the hard landscaping and rock work had been done. Every room had floor length windows so you really felt like you were at one with the outside. For the winter…

Birds – Larrikin Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus)

The lorikeets run the show for the bird population at Uccello Lane. Every bird feeder, bird bath, railing, perch is their’s – even if they are just flying by they will take time out to scare of the “intruder”. They “own the tree” out the front of the balcony and will tolerate others using it but that’s all. They are acrobatic and expect to…