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Australian Bush

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

  1. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chrissy have ever noticed how much they love a BBQ, leave the snags unattended and the will feast readily on them. Probably think they are cooked snakes .
     
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  2. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chris! Yes, they can be cheeky buggers but that’s part of the reason I like them. :D

    Paul and I had a holiday years ago to Great Keppel Island where they had a few outdoor cafes. We were warned on day one about the kookaburras taking advantage of unsupervised food. Well, it was us doing the laughing this particular day, after witnessing a bloke about to tuck into his steak sanga only to have a Kookaburra whip down and steal the steak straight from between the two slices of bread and fly off! The look on the fellas face was priceless! :D
     
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  3. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I completely agree Chris. Mum and Dad get magpies do the same thing at their kitchen door and mum tells me yesterday that she left the door open to go to the fridge for their food when one had followed her inside! :eek:
    She said it startled her a little having not had that happen before and wondered how she was going to get it out... naturally, the food was enough encouragement to get it back outdoors again. :D
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    This is our mirror obsessed bird. Spends a lot of the day flitting between any rear vision mirror in the carport:).
    Is this a Rufus Whistler?
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    Cheers
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Looks more like a yellow wattle bird to me
     
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  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Wattle bird.
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    I bet it was, wonder if he saw the funny side of it .lol
     
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  8. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Ahh mixing it with the wildlife, isnt it great,:D
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Barry it is a yellow wattle bird according to Book of Australian birds and Google info as well.
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks folks:). He does have some interesting behaviours;)?
    Cheers
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.
    We get then in our back yard and never seen them attack reflections
     
  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    We have them as well,they attack every other bird from the Grevillea bush in the back yard,not interested in shiny stuff at all.
     
  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Barry has a friend. Blue wren (yet to be named) is competing for the mirrors.
     
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  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bee Eaters up the park where we take the K9 to a off leash area -

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  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Previous place backed onto a park so for 4 years we had some Tawny Frog Mouths nesting in a pine a few metres over the back fence -

    With chick(s) in 2013

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  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    More of the TFM's from 2015 -

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  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Very possessive and territorial birds ,Have watched them fight with the magpies ,its like watching a aerial dog fight , big is not always better it seems.
     
  18. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Top photos bert .to see these owls in their natural habitat with a young family has to be special.we often hear Boobook owls talking to each other but never see them {its always well after dark}. but its nice to know that they are there.
     
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  20. David H

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    Finally caught him admiring himself. Aren't I handsome:) Arent I handsome.JPG
    Cheers
     

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