Sunday, 31 October 2010

Birds in the Neighborhood

It does not seem all that long ago that all the Dollarbirds left, and they are now back again to join with the local birds.

Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)

Here's hoping that the Pale-headed Rosella would try nesting in our yard as they have been hanging around and checking out one of the nest boxes for some time now.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)

The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet on the other hand just want food and have been feeding in our trees along with the Rainbow Lorikeet.

This Staghorn on our next door neighbors house is a good place for the Spotted Turtle-Dove to raise their young. Unlike when they tried to nest in one of our trees and the Crows raided it so here is hoping they have better luck this time.
When I was talking to my neighbors they told me that they can still water the plant and are able to walk past without the adult flying away.

Spotted Turtle-Dove chicks. (Streptopelia chinensis)


mick said...

That Turtle-dove nest is amazing! I am still hoping for a good photo of a Pale Rosella sometime.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick it is not at all like there usual nesting place.

NatureFootstep said...

those chicks are really cute Neil. I hope they will grow up fine.
I can´t help but wonder why the first bird is named Dollarbird?

Kelly said...

I love that little Dollarbird! What a cute bill and feet, and the Pale Rosetta is gorgeous. These birds are all new to me, and I love seeing them!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was a Dollar bird :-) Thanks for sharing.

Phil said...

Those Dollar Birds look pretty special Neil, great colouration. And sometimes birds are tolerant of our comings and goings, especially if we dont harm them.