observing birds

Quails

quails    In one of those serendipitous moments, I was walking into the kitchen when my eyes spotted a famliy of quails walking down th bank.  The parents were keen to check out the backyard and the six little chicks in tow did not miss a beat as they walked around the lilypots, examined the rocks, walked up to the back door, gazed in for a good look at the human nest and then continued around the flower pots to otherside of th

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Teddy-Toms Family Returns

butcherbirds in conference  Teddy-Tommy are Butch and Cass's 2nd set of twins (born 2004, they are a year older than Dimpy).  They were the cutest and cheekiest of their kids.  Under watchful eyes of their older siblings Eddie-Freddy the Teddy-Toms pair delighted us for hours each day as they frolicked around our yard. 

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Adventurer Georgie Magpie Leaves Home

georgie flyingSome birds are adventurers, others like Sophie prefer staying at home.  Georgie like her eldest sister Gemmy is an adventurer and left home around the age of seven months.   A family of magpies with another bird around her age were passing by, the birds called us

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Koels Wooing

The sound of bachelor koels trying to attract a mate announces the start of spring in our yard.  But don't be misled by the loud cooing. Koels are usually very shy and the males hide amongst the leaves, their eyes easily camouflaged by the mulberries.

male koel

 

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