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Australian Bush

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by David H, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, as confirmed.....a male King Parrot....we have them as visitors occasionally beautiful birds.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks folks. Striking colours:). First I've seen here:cool:. Now for him to find a mate for spring:p. He seems very comfortable....looks thru the window etc. Must be overcoming his shyness to find a spring mate:D.
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    And I know the breed of the fruit thief enjoying a mandarin this arvo;).
    P1110268.JPG
    Cheers
     
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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cheeky buggers !
    We get Cockies pinching lemons off our trees
    .....they hold them and chew away happily to get the seeds/pips only and then drop the rest of the fruit on the ground....
    We end up with lemons with gouges out of them ! Took a while before we worked out what was going on.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Need their Vitamin C :p
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Someone gave us one of those compressed seed items, you hang up in the garden to feed the birds once.

    I hung it up in a gum tree, and it did attract the local birds. First there were small birds, then very attractive king parrots, rosellas and galahs.


    Then the cockatoos found it!

    They moved all the other birds on, and sat in line waiting for their turn. The ones waiting got bored, so they shredded the bark and branches off the trees.

    The seeds they didn’t eat, fell to the ground, and germinated, creating a really healthy variety of weeds below.


    Only once - we never did that again!
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    You gotta love em though worth losing a few just to have them in the garden , better than those cement one's.
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Any idea what these little fellows are? Posted.JPG
    Cheers
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Kitty snacks? :rolleyes:

    :eek:
     
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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately yes. Cats are the biggest pest introduced to Australia.

    They are Red Browed Finches or Redhead Finches.
     
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  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These little fellows are having a feed :p
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree with Barry ....... once you zoom on and check the colouring ;)
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    NO. Not PC correct! Go to the back of the class;).

    Mate suggested finches so you're 'on the money' Barry. Thanks:).
    Cheers
     
  15. grumble

    grumble Active Member

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    If you want them to go Barry get an imbecile neighbour with a couple of uncontrollable imbecile dogs that bark all bloody night and day.
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    :oops:

    :(
     
  17. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Red Browed Barry not brown.
     
  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Red browed fire tail finch
     
  19. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    bla bla. They're beautiful birds. Be thankful
     
  20. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    We have the same little ones I think at Phillip Island.
    Not so cute when I caught them hopping in to a nest on the top of our gas bottles that had been vacated by the owner going for food.
    Pierced the eggs and enjoyed the meal.
    Life is tough sometimes for a bird...
     

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