A solitary White Faced Heron has appeared this week. It waded around the edge of the dam, and seems to like feeding around the reeds growing in the water. It doesn’t stay for long – sometimes only a matter of minutes, sometimes about an hour. It is very elegant but rather shy – preferring to … Continue reading White Faced Heron
Recently, we’ve noticed many Australian Ravens around the dam. This has happened within the last two weeks. I’ve consulted our Field Guide to Australian Birds, and discovered that immature Ravens collect in groups until they mature and pair up to breed. So I guess we have a roaming flock of young birds looking for mates … Continue reading Australian Raven
An occasional visitor, this lone Pied Cormorant seems to enjoy sitting on the end of the jetty.
Each morning when I get out of bed, make my way to the kitchen to make coffee, I am greeted by the cheerful calls of the Superb Fairy Wrens as they busily go about thier business outside the kitchen window. A favourite sitting spot is the top of the gate. These tiny birds have so … Continue reading Superb Fairy Wren
We’ve sighted this bird a couple of times, but it is not a frequent visitor.
Ever since we moved in, we have had one or two Sulphur Crested Cockatoos visit us on a daily basis. Recently, a larger flock has started to drop in each day. As they jostle each other for the best grazing patch, they seem to enjoy launching into flight and raucously calling to each other. These … Continue reading Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
Each day, a wild family of Australian Wood Ducks spends time on and around our dam, before going back to their home on a neighbouring property. We’ve watched as the 11 ducklings have grown from balls of fluff to small ducks taking on adult plumage. The ducks seem to live on a tiny, muddy pond … Continue reading Australian Wood Ducks
While sitting at my computer in the study, I heard a strange bird call from the back yard. Rushing to the kitchen window with my camera, I was able to capture this Red Wattlebird feeding on nectar from some of the succulent plants in our yard. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
Last night, just before dark, we had a flock of around 100 Straw Necked Ibis land in our trees to roost. We’re not sure where they came from, or where they were headed, but this morning when we arose they were all gone. Enjoy the photos.