Bruce's Backyard Birds

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Post November 17th, 2018, 7:48 am

Four kookas on Brucecam this morning!
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Then this 'meat eater' flew in and grabbed some (I learned that it's a Fig Bird - not sure it's usually a meat eater):

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Soon joined by young maggie, looking for some meat too
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Post November 17th, 2018, 6:05 pm

The Fig bird has been around quite a bit lately but I haven't been able to catch it on screen,
Thanks sharp fingered Van good grab!
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Post January 2nd, 2019, 10:02 am

Eastern rosella in the back with galahs around

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Post January 9th, 2019, 7:10 am

Lapwings, pigeons and galahs! I eventually saw at least a dozen galahs. :)

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Post January 13th, 2019, 10:20 am

Another lapwing pair showed up this morning - below are 3 of them having a meeting!

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One had a patch of white on its leg - looked like it could be something feathery/downy

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It wasn't long before an ibis flew in, and some galahs and crested pigeons:

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After taking a drink from the newly-filled water dish, the ibis was seen off by the lapwings. :glare:

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And a little while later more galahs and rainbow lorikeets showed up and took over!


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Post January 20th, 2019, 9:14 am

King Parrots on BruceCam

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Post January 20th, 2019, 3:19 pm

The King Parrots were joined by an Eastern Rosella!

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It wasn't there for long, and seemed very timid - keeping on the outside of the group.


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Post January 20th, 2019, 5:09 pm

wow great grab RB and Van :)

wish I was home :)
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Post January 21st, 2019, 8:38 am

The lapwings get very cranky around the water dish and bird seed.

A galah 'standoff' :-

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Even 'dive-bombing' the ibis! OMG :shock:

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Post January 21st, 2019, 10:45 pm

lol Good shot, Van :D