Monday, 31 August 2015

Pied Currawong

After a shower of rain the other morning, there were a lot of flying ants around the yard, and the birds were busy picking at them. Because I did not have a decent photo of a Pied Currawong, it was too good of an opportunity to not grab the camera while the birds were busy. The Pied Currawong was anting! At first I was wondering what it was doing, though after watching for a while I could see it was getting the ants and putting them on its feathers, and under its' wings.    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anting_%28bird_activity%29

 Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)






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Monday, 24 August 2015

Rainbow Lorikeet with Young.

Yesterday we had a family of Rainbow Lorikeets including two young come to our feeder. This is the first time we have seen juvenile Rainbow Lorikeets, they are the ones with the darker beak.
 
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 Typical young are always squawking at mum and dad.


Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus


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Monday, 10 August 2015

Local Birds at Lake Alford.

After having the dreaded Flu for a couple of weeks, we felt we needed to get out in the fresh air. A short outing to the local duck ponds, (Lake Alford), was very refreshing.
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)


Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis)

Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)



Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta)
For more on this area check out our good friend Mick over at Sandy Straits and Beyond
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