With wings raised, it seemed to be a case of “I’m bigger than you!” and “Oh no, you’re not!” on the bird feeder this week. We have seen more Cockatoos than usual. They squabble among themselves for best position, squeezing out the regular feeders, such as this Common Bronzewing Pigeon. The Pigeon decided to … Continue reading Wings
On this day, only three bird species turned up to the bird feeder, but it was still a constantly shifting feast. Each species jostles the others out of position, and it is a constant flurry of wings. Missing were the Galahs, Bronze wing Pigeons and Australian Wood Ducks. The Ducks tend to wait for the … Continue reading A Gallery: Twenty Minutes at the Bird Feeder
We’ve noticed a single Corella flying and eating with a flock of Cockatoos. Not once, but over an extended time period. Does it think it is a Cockatoo or has it decided that they have a better lifestyle than the flock of Corellas that flies over the property twice a day? It doesn’t even seem … Continue reading Just one of the flock: A confused Corella
The first thing I do when I get out of bed each day is look out the window to see ‘who’ is there. We recognise individual birds and animals within a species because they seem to have made their regular patch of turf the land outside our windows. It is their home as much as … Continue reading Familiar Faces: Wildlife, Home, and Making Contact
For the last week or so, this is what I have seen through my study window: Update: I just took these two photos, which I am adding to the post – even better than the one I originally used! Now, back to the original post! Somehow, this Sulphur Crested Cockatoo has figured out that … Continue reading Cheeky Cockatoos!!
I find it interesting to watch birds drink from the dam, as this is when they seem to be most vulnerable. They appear to stop and look around before they bend their heads to the water. These cockatoos were drinking just after sunrise. There was much milling around and one bird drank at a time, … Continue reading Breakfast
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