Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Pied Butcherbird

Time to mow the lawn again,this time the sound of the mower was a signal for the local Pied Butcherbird population to gather on the power lines to wait until the grass was cut, sometimes having to fly out of the way of the mower while trying to get in before the other birds beat them to it. We had 6 Pied Butcherbirds then 2 Magpie Larks tried to join in unsuccessfully as well as a Blue-faced Honeyeater.

Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)

I am still waiting hurry up and get out of the way.

No I am not going to look at you.


Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Snap! I've just replied to a comment by Mick on my blog, about Rainbow Lorikeets waiting for me to finish mowing the lawns so they can get back to the seed bowl.
Great shot of the BBird. I've only seen Grey Butchers around here, and they love it when I've got the chainsaw going.
Hope you are over the flu!

Larry Jordan said...

Nice capture of the Pied Butcherbird Neil! Funny story too.

Neil said...

Thanks Gouldiae and Larry