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#105816 - 01/27/19 09:03 PM Bird nerd alert!
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I was listening to the morning chorus and watching all the different varieties of birds that live on or around my house and wondering what it was like for you guys. Do you get a variety of birds? Do you know what they are? What do you see on a regular basis? Here's a list of what I see at least several times a week:

Grey Currawong (I named my farm after the mated pair that have lived here since I bought it):


Pink & Grey Galahs (a couple of dozen of these nest in my trees - and they are noisy fuckers at sunset!):
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Australian Ring Neck Parrot (several daily):
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Bronzewing Pigeons (about 20ish nesting in my trees):
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Magpies (probably the most common bird in Aus, after seagulls):
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Carnaby's Cockatoo (these are highly endangered, only a few thousand left in the wild but I see them frequently):
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Grey Fantail (usually 3 or 4 around every day):
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Willy Wagtail (there'a a pair nesting in my work shed at the moment):
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Silvereye (these love my mulberry tree!):
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Australian Woodduck (usually two pairs of parents with a dozen ducklings each, every year):
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Edited by Fanny Adams (01/27/19 11:13 PM)
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#105817 - 01/27/19 09:11 PM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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Some less common ones - seen at my place but only rarely:


New Holland Honeyeater (a few each week):
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Western Whistler (gorgeous song, not as common):
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Rufous Whistler (ditto):
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Scarlet Robin:
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Red-capped Robin:
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Splendid Fairywren (they really are that blue!):
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Edited by Fanny Adams (01/27/19 09:14 PM)
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#105818 - 01/27/19 09:24 PM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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I enjoyed looking at these and reading about them. The most exotic we get around here are Cardinals and Bluejays. lol I love birds outside. I can watch them and listen to them for quite a long time.

Bring them inside, though.....creeps me the hell out.
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#105819 - 01/27/19 09:33 PM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Dani]
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Yes, for all that I love birds, I get freaked out with inside ones when they get let out of the cage. My mum used to have a cockatiel that would sit on her shoulders and nibble at her neck and ears. I would freak if it tried to land on my head! My #2 granddaughter has a couple of budgerigars that are quite tame, but I still don't like them flying around.

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#105820 - 01/27/19 09:50 PM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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The cardinals are gorgeous - such a bright red! And the blue jays are pretty too.
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#105821 - 01/27/19 10:38 PM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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These are about the only birds I get excited about:

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This is what you actually are eating when you buy a turkey from the store. Unbelievably stupid animals.
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These last ones vary quite a lot. Which might be why they are my favorite. Much more variation in size and color, intelligence certainly.

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#105822 - 01/28/19 12:06 AM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Zin]
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What's the yellow one?
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#105823 - 01/28/19 12:23 AM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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Eastern Goldfinch... It's the state bird... I don't know... I think it's a damn fine looking bird.

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#105824 - 01/28/19 12:46 AM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Zin]
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Very pretty!
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#105825 - 01/28/19 01:13 AM Re: Bird nerd alert! [Re: Fanny Adams]
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My sister loves birds, and has a pain in the ass bird that seems to know that I hate it, because it always ignores everyone else and lands on my head as soon as I enter the room. Damned bird. >.<
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