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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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Steve – the best bird!

Here is our tiny butcherbird who turned up here as a little baby a couple of years ago. Steve/Stevie goes away for a few months a year, and then comes back and practically lives at our back door.

So very, very, VERY friendly and cute!

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 1

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 3

Australian Grey Butcher Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th February 2019 Bird Birds Nature Cute 2

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Canberra Heatwave

Here’s our resident red wattlebird trying to cope with the heat on Saturday afternoon. For reference, the second picture is what it’s supposed to look like – and does when it’s not forty degrees all week!

red wattlebird canberra australia summer heatwave sonya heaney 25th january 2019

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Poor Bird!

This little half-grown rosella just crashed into our window in Canberra this afternoon. With the temperature hitting 40 degrees in the past hour, the birds are a little distressed. I’ve been putting water our everywhere!

eastern rosella tuggeranong canberra australia sonya heaney summer heatwave 40 degrees 15th january 2019

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