Hi from Ormiston in Qld

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the2greys
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Hi from Ormiston in Qld

 I have just joined the site having discovered it some days ago while doing some research. Back in August a pair of Pale Headed Rosellas started to check out an old nesting box that had been up under the eave of the 2 storey house next door. 

It was too small so after discussion with the next door neighbors I took it down and replaced it with a design from the web.

The Rosellas moved in and set up house. We have seen 2 chicks fledged so far, so we are all very chuffed!

Have been interested in birds since I was a lad and was given a copy of Neville Cayley's What Bird Is That ? for Xmas in 1954. I had several aviaries then but prefer to enjoy them in the wild these days.

I have some pics of the Rosellas but need to work out how to post...a job for the next few days.

oconnore51
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Welcome!  There is information about  how to post in the announcements section at the top of the forum topics list.  I would love to see the photos.  It took me a while to work it out.

elizabeth

Woko
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It does my heart a power of good to read that you're deriving much pleasure from observing birds in the wild, the2greys.

And good on you for your nest box action. With such wide scale destruction of Australia's old growth trees our hollow-dependant birds & other wildlife need all the help they can get to maintain their populations. Hence the valuable part that managed nest boxes can play in bird conservation. Combined with natural habitat restoration great things can be achieved.

caskursfriend2
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Woko wrote:

It does my heart a power of good to read that you're deriving much pleasure from observing birds in the wild, the2greys.

And good on you for your nest box action. With such wide scale destruction of Australia's old growth trees our hollow-dependant birds & other wildlife need all the help they can get to maintain their populations. Hence the valuable part that managed nest boxes can play in bird conservation. Combined with natural habitat restoration great things can be achieved.

It's absolutely hearbreaking watching the criminal vandalism of our environment... I've never seen such wanton evil... I for one encourage people to do a close up scrutiny of google earth maps and just see how much 200 years has done to a paradise continent. try to stop them... Tell everyone to look up google earth maps and personally see for themselves.

the2greys
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Have not yet had a chance to sort out posting pics yet. But will get there. Several days ago we were blessed with a visit from a Pheasant Coucal. During the warmer months we often hear their call around the area but they can be a bit elusive. One presumes they breed nearby. Have only had them in the backyard once before when one spent quite a bit of time foraging.

Last year I bought a good pair of Nikon Monarch binos and they are fabulous. They live on the table near the window.

I can see myself having to invest in a decent camera as the standard of photography on this website is very impressive. 

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