new bird :)

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new bird :)

Hello from the dry and dusty red sand :) I live in far SW NSW.. the home of my favourites..the raptors, Rainbow bee-eaters and apostle birds.

We are not in a town...

Most days, I am visited by both Whistling and Black Kites... for their handout of dead mice, or other treats (well, to a raptor, anyhow) .

We have bee-eaters nesting only 20 mtrs from our house, apostle-birds sitting enjoying the run-off from the aircon., and the little wrens ducking in & out the shrubbery.

Nursery groups of galahs are crowding the horse-trough for a drink and a cool-off, and the blue-faced honeyeaters take possesion of the old silky-oak trees.

SouthCoastPete's picture

How ya goin' new bird?


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:) works!
Thanks, SouthCoastPete..(long name!)

Going well..

about to go and check everybody has water on this hot afternoon. LOVE your butchiebird avatar!

poephila's picture

Welcome binjy,

I'm envious of your bird list, though I must confess that as a lover of the little birds, especially finches, I prefer the (only slightly) moister east. I am particularly envious of your blue-faced honeyeaters and rainbow bee-eaters. A few people round these parts have been reporting the latter this summer only to have to recant. As for the apostle birds, or lousy jacks as I've heard them called, I reckon they've got great characters.

What species of wrens are they? We have a couple of families of superb fairy wrens around our place and breeding for possibly the third time this season (despite currawong raids).

Greetings from the northern Southern Tablelands of NSW

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Hi, poephila ( yes, I just looked that word up!) :)

We do have 'little' birds ;)

Some I can identify are Superb fairy Wrens, Mistletoe birds,Zebra finches ( not continuously) Weebills, Pardalotes,silvereyes, whitefaces, various 'swallows',Reed Warblers,.. Jacky Winters ,Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (all night long in Summer ) :( , willywags, and Satin Flycatchers..and more which I am unable to name :)

As we are near the Murray..there are also the ducks, pelicans, herons, cranes, cormorants, darters, ibis, kookas..

And the predators ;) Ravens, maggies ,Pied and grey Butcherbirds,falcons, hawks, kites, and wedgetails..and whoever I have forgotten :)

Oh..where do I put those very handsome Black-faced Cuckoo shrikes :)
and the night-owls, of course, and tawnies...
Oh..and the Parrot families ..........
..and honey-eaters

and 'my' two pairs of blackbirds.the most wonderful songs to remind me of cooler climes....

We have a reasonable variety... shouldn't have asked!!! LOL

serendipity's picture

does anyone know what this little bird is? Sorry for the photo quality.

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