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.
A crimson rosella in our garden in Canberra this afternoon.
The rosellas are everywhere in Canberra during autumn.
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.
A raven is currently trying to steal my plastic container.
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!
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!
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!