Bruce's Backyard Birds

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Post#81 » February 16th, 2017, 7:12 am

The Galahs begin arriving for their early morning seed feed:

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Post#82 » February 18th, 2017, 4:26 am

Lovely shots, Van; the second one with wings ace :good:

Great kooka shots, too :-) Why do they always make us laugh :grin: I was listening to them talking and growling the other day - so funny lol

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Post#83 » February 19th, 2017, 7:18 am

Bruce, thank you for all the lovely views we get on your cam. So many different birds!

Here, over a couple of days, is a composite picture of some of them (loved the dove taking a bath in the water dish!):

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Then, first thing in the morning, the kookas (and maggies) provide us with some entertainment, as seen in these composites over a few days recently:

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Today, it took just over 5 minutes for the kookas and maggies to battle it out over the meat-filled dish.

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A young maggie got in first, but the kookas surged in, guarding the dish. The hilarious part was when the maggies charged, heads down, and finally got to finish off the few pieces of meat left!

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Post#84 » February 19th, 2017, 7:32 am

And we can't forget the Galahs. They too are regulars - coming every day!

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That thirsty young maggie wasn't too concerned to be outnumbered!

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Post#85 » February 20th, 2017, 7:20 am

Bruce put out some meat around 6:20 am. Immediately two kookas were there taking some - and others were lined up on the boat rail (see them in composite shots below!).

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Fourteen minutes later - all gone!

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Post#86 » February 20th, 2017, 7:30 am

WOW good Job Van love it :)

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Post#87 » February 20th, 2017, 9:19 am

Galahs have their own pecking order....literally! The leaders and older birds get first choice on food and will stand up to other galahs and let them know that this is my food and you have to wait your turn.

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Post#88 » February 20th, 2017, 4:14 pm

Wow :yahoo: this is the first time I've been able to see the kookas lined up on the iconic boat rail :D
Thanks, Bruce and Van :-)

So many great shots, Van and RB :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post#89 » Yesterday, 7:11 pm

The kookas came for a late snack around 7 pm. There were 4 or more of them, but they didn't linger for long!

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