We officially started Spring on September 1, but we had the warmest winter on record with a mean temperature of 26°C. The plants and animals have been confused thinking winter was spring so we have had lots of flowers blooming for weeks and the birds have been building nests and and raising chicks earlier than usual.
I went for a walk around our village one afternoon and saw many beautiful flowers both native and exotic. We also have some Plovers ferociously guarding their nest and chicks.
There are a variety of Grevillea, some are below. I don't know all their different names.
The bottle brush (Callistemon) trees are starting to bloom.
This is not rain on the Hibiscus because we haven't had rain for weeks. The garden had just been watered.
The Spur-Winged Plover or Lapwing. See the little yellow spur on its wing.