Continuing the tradition of embroidering different birds that inhabit the farm in honour of Joel’s birthday, this year the Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) was chosen. We were lucky enough to spy three of these flashy birds on one of our fences in October 2014, which we had never seen before or since, but felt blessed that such beauty exists in the world and honoured that our land was chosen as a stopover point on their journey.


Elegant Parrot, Sophie Green, April 2015

The embroidered representation ended up less than elegant, in fact it looks more like a ninja turtle!, but I hope that in some small way my skills are improving.

It joins the Stubble Quail and the White-faced Heron. How lucky we are to have such bird diversity on our farm already!