Meet the residents: cicada – kihikihi


Our yard looks like the place fairies go to die, there are wings everywhere. Near rocky garden edges there are quite large numbers of them which hints at a violent end.


The birds are gorging themselves but despite the carpet of wings, there isn’t any lessening in the noise. Watching the sparrows is particularly gruesome, they beat the poor cicadas into submission on the cobblestones.

Read more about our cicadas here – Cicada shell



  1. Gorgeous. I love cicadas. I’ve seen a sparrow having a go before too…I wasn’t sure it would win, but then I remembered the words of someone I once asked “which bird do you like handling least?”…they said “sparrows, when they bite you they never let go!”

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