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

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    B termites again:(. Usually late Oct/Early Nov but a bit of rain & global warming makes it earlier this year:mad:. Only get their wings for a very short time to relocate to our place:(. Note to self...clean the cobwebs:rolleyes:.
    Prime example as this was just 2 hours later. P1110311.JPG
    Thems the wings that fell off the LHS;). He might have a grin...mines bigger:p...look at his small choppers that eat big buildings whilst he has a grin on his face:(.
    And the ones I shot before they could eat our home:D.
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    Cheers (maybe)
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Bush mint in full bloom after 9 years.
    Bewdiful:):D. Bush mint flower.JPG
    & smells so nice at your front door;).
    Anyone notice the orchid poking its nose out on the RHS? We've kept an orchid alive & flowering for a year.....yeah us:cool:.
    Cheers
     
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Todays spring kookaburras P1110330.JPG
    & the mate above
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    Cheers
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Got plenty of them here Ninga.
    I love spring & watching the new mating/nesting season:).
    Watched a bird try to steal some string from the tomato patch the other day. It was very frustrated when it could not undo it from the support hoop:mad::p:D.
    Have a Southern boobook owl moving around here at night to find a mate. He's roaming wide & far but unsuccessful so far:(. I call him the 'uh,oh' bird as I'm teaching our grandchild that phrase (without it being attached to anything wrong:oops:!)

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  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So a quick question to the ornithologists here........ what is the name of the really annoying bird smacking on our bathroom window at dawn? Obviously sees himself in the reflection and figures it’s an opposition male that needs moving on. Surprised it hasn’t knocked itself unconscious!

    It’s a non-descript light brown, with a yellow beak, and about the size of an Indian Minor bird.........:rolleyes:
     
  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I think you answered your own question!:rolleyes:
    Or if it's greyish in colour it's the noisy miner

    [​IMG]Noisy miner

    upload_2018-10-17_21-54-57.jpeg Indian myna
     
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  8. Grantus

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    It’s more pale brown all over........ I’ll try to get a pic, but it flees as soon as it drags me out of bed, and sees anyone!

    Wish it would cease, as I’m Really not a dawn person. :confused:
     
  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    More likely a Noisy miner then,they do like chrome hubcaps to peck at.
    To stop him,Put up with it for the breeding season :eek:or cover the window so he can't see his reflection.:rolleyes:o_O
     
  10. Grantus

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    I need to tidy up some branches of the silver poplars in that area anyway, (it’s a 2nd Storey bathroom), so that may also slow him down, with the launching pad removed. ;)
     
  11. David H

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    Does it look like this? Brown tree creeper.[​IMG]
    I've got one that loves his image in any rear view mirror in the carport. Not sure if this is the one tho'.
    If it is he's 'nuts' at the moment:confused:. He just jumps from side of car to mirror & back & then moves to next car/mirror. All mirror positions have his poop under them:(:mad:.
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  12. Grantus

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    Do brown tree creepers also come in a yellow beak model? :rolleyes:
     
  13. David H

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    Progeny of the australian miner bird & brown tree creeper could:oops:!
    Cheers
     
  14. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Our noisy mirror obsessed chook is Barry the Rufus Whistler. Need to plastic bag all the side mirrors or he spends hours chatting, thumping and crapping at the mirror. Otherwise he's delightful! Google him.. PS Named Barry after Barry White.
     
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  15. Wattie

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    Had to put old socks over the kombi & merc mirrors to stop the black birds.
     
  16. Nozza

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    This little chap at Phillip Island Winery (Purple Hen actually) Grand Final day.
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  17. KahunaKombi

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    Not sure on what bird it was but regularly parked near the bush to go for a walk and it would come down and go nuts at it's reflection in the rear view ..... we thought it was trying to mate with its reflection:oops::eek:
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

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    Walking the K9 this morning and there's a pair on the street sign just down the road ...... bid them good morning and continued on our way :D
     
  19. KahunaKombi

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    Saw the Kookaburra's again this morning up in a tree :D ...... then those 8loody myna's decide to attack them :mad: ....... the kooka's had the last laugh :rolleyes::p
     
  20. chris taylor

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    Ahh ,Its a small price to pay for the enjoyment one gets,I have a number of Magpies that peck on the kitchen window for their breakfast as soon as they see me in there. Would not want to discourage that for anything.Sometimes the simple pleasures in life are the best.
     
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