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This Raven!

While I completely understand the “looking out for predators” thing, this particular raven spends half the day standing on the table on the back deck and looking between its legs.

Australian ravens are half a metre long and have a one-metre wingspan. Who does it think is coming to get it?

Australian Raven Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 22nd May 2020 Bird Nature

Australian Raven Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 22nd May 2020 Bird Nature 2

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This Dork!

We have a couple of old cockatoos who live in the back garden (we’re a bird retirement community!). This guy’s not yet as dishevelled as this one, but he’s well on his way. Half his yellow crest feathers are gone. I keep trying to get a picture of them when they’re sticking up – he looks hilarious – but he won’t cooperate when I ask!

Old Man Male Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 20th May 2020 Bird Garden Nature Cute 1

Old Man Male Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 20th May 2020 Bird Garden Nature Cute 2

Old Man Male Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 20th May 2020 Bird Garden Nature Cute 3

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One of Today’s Visitors

We always have a lot of parrots in the garden in Canberra, but rainbow lorikeets are a little bit rarer. We’ve had two around for a few days now.

Rainbow Lorikeet Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 12th March 2020 Birds Nature

 

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Black Cockatoos!

Yellow-tailed black cockatoos in the garden in Canberra this afternoon- look at the speckled tail feathers!

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Garden Canberra Australia Australian Birds Sonya Heaney 11th March 2020 Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree Nature

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Garden Canberra Australia Australian Birds Sonya Heaney 11th March 2020 Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree Nature 2

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Cheeky Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are too smart for their own good, and we have many of them here. This one likes to turn up a few times a day, do a balance beam routine on the railing, and then take off when it gets in trouble for nibbling on the wood!

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 4th February 2020

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It’s starting to look and feel (and smell!) like spring in Canberra.

Nearly Spring in Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney End of August 2019 Garden Nature Blossom Blossoms Wattle

Nearly Spring in Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney End of August 2019 Garden Nature Blossom Blossoms Flowers

Nearly Spring in Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney End of August 2019 Garden Nature Birds Eastern Rosella Bird

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One of our Ravens

This is the Australian raven (a bigger bird than ravens overseas) who flew off with my food container on Sunday afternoon. A couple of hours later, the thing dropped out of the sky – on the other side of the house! I caught it having a drink (and flying around the back deck, carrying the container again!) today.

The feathers are spectacular. Almost blue in the sun.

Australian Raven Black Bird Sonya Heaney 4th June 2019 Australian Birds Australian Animals Nature

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Saturday Visitor

A crimson rosella in our garden in Canberra this afternoon.

The rosellas are everywhere in Canberra during autumn.

Crimson Rosella Australian Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 23rd March 2019 1

Crimson Rosella Australian Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 23rd March 2019 2

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Today’s Crazy Bird

Our sulphur-crested cockatoos are very cheeky, and spend a great deal of time stripping bark off all the trees and creating a huge mess!

This one came around the back this morning, to check out what the other bird species who live here were up to.

3 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

2 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

4 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

1 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Bird Sonya Heaney 27th February 2019 Garden Nature

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Caught in the act!

A raven is currently trying to steal my plastic container.

Australian Raven Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 25th February 2019 2

Australian Raven Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 25th February 2019 1

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