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Friday Lunchtime!

Friday lunch in the backyard of my aunt’s house in Queanbeyan, NSW, just over the border from Canberra.

Flock of Galahs Australian Birds Queanbeyan near Canberra Australia 2nd August 2019 Sonya Heaney Grey Pink

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Miner Birds!

Not to be confused with the Indian myna bird (officially recognised in Australia as a more damaging introduced species than the cane toad), these are native Australian noisy miner birds – and yes, they’re very loud!

A huge flock of them has taken up residence here recently. Here are a few of them raiding the leftover rice.

1 5th July 2019 Sonya Heaney The arrival of the noisy miner birds. (There were a few dozen.) #australiananimals #canberra #australia #birds #nature #cbr

2 5th July 2019 Sonya Heaney The arrival of the noisy miner birds. (There were a few dozen.) #australiananimals #canberra #australia #birds #nature #cbr

3 5th July 2019 Sonya Heaney The arrival of the noisy miner birds. (There were a few dozen.) #australiananimals #canberra #australia #birds #nature #cbr

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A Tree Full of Parrots

This is the view out my office window at the moment. King parrots are everywhere in Canberra at this time of the year. There were at least a dozen in the tree, but because of the bright sunlight I was having trouble photographing more than two at once.

King Parrot Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 4th June 2019 Australian Birds Australian Animals Green Red Photography Nature

King Parrots Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 4th June 2019 Australian Birds Australian Animals Green Red Photography Nature

King Parrot Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 4th June 2019 Australian Birds Australian Animals Green Photography Nature

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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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These Two…

I know Indian myna birds are an introduced pest, but these two hang out in the back garden all the time, and they’re very cute. (They both have two legs; one of them is just resting like that!)

I know Indian myna birds are an introduced pest, but these two hang out here all the time, and they’re very cute. They both have two legs; one of them is just resting like that! Canberra Sonya Heaney Australia 7th April 2019

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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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This ridiculous half-grown cockatoo…

From my home office window in Canberra this afternoon. One of Australia’s scruffiest baby birds (that is about half a metre in length – so not so little). What a cute mess!

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0650

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0645

Scruffy half-grown Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st March 2019 Birds NatureIMG_0647

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