November is the last month of spring here in Australia and this post is all about birds! With the local magpies finally giving up their vicious territorial attacks on other birds, we had many old feathered friends returning.
This is an adult grey butcherbird and I have also seen one juvenile begging for food.
I spotted these two kookaburras which appear to be the same ones that previously visited. The exciting thing is they appear to be paying lots of attention to the termite mound on the tree where they had babies last year, so maybe soon we will have little kookies!
The pied butcherbirds have returned as well. It’s so nice to have them sit on the veranda and sing their songs (though it’s a shame about having to clean up after them again!). Check out my short video of these 2 songsters.
And here are the rainbow lorikeets in all their glory!
The galahs are still being seen around too. I captured this photo of 3 of them together.
I also spotted 2 scaly breasted lorikeets. Such dainty little things!
Igor and Maggie, our resident magpies, had 2 babies to bring up this time. Here’s a shot of mum and dad with one of the young ones having a snooze.
There was a bit of excitement early one morning when three king parrots turned up for a visit. There were 2 males and a female, and normally they all take off as soon as someone goes out the door, but on this occasion, two of the birds actually came onto the veranda when they saw me go outside. I think they may have mistaken me for someone else!
And finally, I have an audio recording of a mystery bird. I remember hearing this bird occasionally every now and then, but it was always in the distance. One evening, I clearly heard it in a gum tree behind the house so I was able to record it. It was heard at 6.45pm just on dusk, so it was too dark to make anything out at the time. If anyone knows what this bird is, please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my backyard wildlife visitors. 🙂
This is my participation in a monthly event called Wildlife Wednesdays hosted by Tina of My Gardner Says… You can see the wildlife visitors of other participants here.