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 Post subject: Birds At My Back Fence.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:39 am 
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Although not as exotic as some posted here, it's nice to see and hear them on a daily basis.

The Little Corella is a white cockatoo, when in flocks they scream in a high pitch tone, they come and go at different times of the year. When I worked in the Northern Territory a flock nested outside my bedroom window and they screamed on and off all night. I was shattered in the mornings with them waking me, even a pillow over my head didn't help.

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The Pink Breasted Galah is also a member of the cockatoo family, they also come and go in flocks but the scream from them is not as bad as the Corella.

Red Breasted Galah, the first I've seen here.

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Ibis. These usually come around after rain when the ground is soft and they can get grubs.

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Butcher birds. A few pair of these are usually around every day.

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The Miner Bird is noisy, aggressive and territorial, we have a dozen or so living here. I've seen a single one chase off a large crow.

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Plovers. we've had a pair of these here for years and they usually mate for life. They are ground nesters and about 5 years ago we had 3 chicks running around.

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Magpie-Lark also known as a Pee Wee are smaller than a Magpie. We have a dozen or so here daily.

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Magpie. We get these infrequently but I see them around the suburb.

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Pied Currawong, we usually have 4-8 on a daily basis but at times they seem to go on holiday. They have unusual calls, one like a wolf whistle and one that sounds like the continuous theme in the 2001 a space odyssey movie.

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Rainbow Lorikeet. These guys come in small flocks of around 20 in the mornings and I think they spend the day in the hinterland. They return in the afternoon and we can have around 60 of them before they fly off to the coast for the night,
they usually stay in the high branches and are very flighty

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am 
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nice one 4xxxx.
The straw necked Ibis looks like its standing in air.
I like butcherbirds, my parents feed one on the verandah
The magpie lark look like a juvenile Magpie to me. Eye colour is lighter in magpie lark and lighter beak. Magpie` eyes start of black and then goes to red, they also have black beak. But maybe wrong.
Currawongs are interesting to watch in the bush, they are a bit like a pack of wolves, a group of up the half a dozen hunt through the canopy of trees. I guess they are trying to flush out other birds, insects or lizards.

juvenile magpie

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nice ones X... I agree with max on te ibis.. seems like he is standing on air... did you try to edit something out around his feet?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:53 am 
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The Ibis was on a roof and I did not want it in the shot, I didn't think I would get away with it. :wink: Max your right about the magpie.


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Great shots 4xxxx, you're pretty lucky to have so many types of nice birds in your backyard. I will, when lucky, have a pigeon flying in. :|

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