Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bird watching

We have heaps of birds around the house and this little red robin came for a couple of weeks with two females last spring before the house was built, hoping they will come back.  Was so excited as I had only ever seen Red Robins on Christmas Cards and was unaware that they are in Australia.  This is the reason that we haven't got a cat, as much as I would love one. 

 This little guy is a baby red tail cockatoo, he squawked all day from morning till night, was ready to shoot the demanding little bugger

 The neighbours chookpen is on our fence line, they all run up to our side when I go down to the vege garden, they are getting more of my kale and silver beet than we are.

 Through summer we don't see any little birds, all the big birds come in, Pink and Grey Cockatoo's invaded our gum tree down the bottom of the block, this is just a few of them in the tree that we can see ,heaps more in the foliage.  Every now and then they all fly out wheel around and back again.  Often they swoop down the valley around 4.30 then sleep in this tree when it gets dark.
A few fly down to the chook house, not game enough to try and pinch the chooks food.  The chooks can be quite vicious with other birds and will kill them if they get in their house.

 Got a photo of this lovely Magpie preening in the Sheok near our back verandah, the birds are able to look inside the house from this height.  Damn Green parrots would perch here and taunt me, I am now about to swoop down into your orchard and eat your fruit, knowing I would have to rush out the front and then down the back to chase them away. But we have come to a truce now, net those trees that I want the fruit off and they can have the rest.
Now its Autumn the little birds are coming back, they flit around almost hitting you, they are unafraid of humans.  They are loving the grevillea's that are starting to flower on the bank at the front.  Spend a lot of time watching them while building the retaining walls recently.


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sharon said...

love the birds can watch for hours

Jacky said...

Can spend hours watching birds too, first comment who?