AussieAl's Backyard Bird Pics

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Post April 24th, 2018, 5:37 pm

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Post April 29th, 2018, 7:13 am

I spent a little time today looking through screenshots I'd taken from the cam, of Al's Backyard Birds.

I also found this photo taken by Al on April 4/5th and posted in chat back then. I thought how magnificent this male Satin Bowerbird looked, and said so in the chatroom, at the time.

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It wasn't until Apr 22/23, just over a week ago, that we noticed an 'impaled' male bowerbird at Al’s birdbath

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Then the penny dropped! The Satin Bowerbird with the protruding stick we had noticed last year had not been a female, but a juvenile male, who has now moulted and is showing us his magnificent shiny blue/black plumage. He really seems to be thriving.

What an incredible story! And to think this bird returns to Al's around the same time yearly!

If you remember, this is the 'female' we first saw on cam on April 5, 2017:

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and the last time 'she' was seen on cam on Oct 24 17:

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Post May 17th, 2018, 10:55 am

From this...

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...to this...

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...and this.

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Post June 11th, 2018, 4:30 pm

The budgies had a visitor this evening - actually there were two more, off cam.

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Post June 21st, 2018, 3:55 pm

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