The Signs of Spring

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Woko
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The Signs of Spring

Little Ravens are now building a nest in a Monterey Pine Pinus radiata (only six remaining after we had 8 or so removed) near our house on the s.e. slopes of the Mt Lofty Ranges SA.

I heard the first Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo of the season calling on 21st July.

Purple-crowned Lorikeets are checking the hollow cross piece on the power pole near our house. They compete annually with House Sparrows for nesting space in that cross piece.

Elsie
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Wow! I have never seen a purple-crowned Lorikeet!  If you have any photos I would love to see themsmiley

rawshorty
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Yes we have Ravens. Magpies and Currawongs building nests and some already sitting. SF Wrens plenty of blue boys chasing the girls. WB Scrubwrens dancing up a storm for the girls and on and on goes the list.

And the last few mornings have been in the -5 degrees.

Elsie here are some pics of mine of the PC Lorikeet.

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=76664823@N02&q=purple-crowned%20Lorikeet

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Elsie
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Thank you Shortysmiley They are such a lovely bird!

Woko
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No Purple-crowned Lorikeet photos from me yet, Elsie. But we live in hope. Thanks for filling the gap, Shorty.

Elsie
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I look forward to seeing your photos Wokosmiley The smaller parrots can be so hard to photograph.

Elsie

Annie W
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So it seems Woko.  I heard the first Cuckoo (Fan-tailed) calling last Thursday while out in the bush, took me by surprise as I didn't think they caught the Sprit of Tas over here for another few weeks at least. laugh  Guess the early bird catches the foster parents first wink.

NW Tasmania

Woko
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The Little Ravens have young in their nest & I saw the first young New Holland Honeyeater 3 days ago.

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