Tag Archives: Birds

Hot Afternoon

It was only around 30 degrees today, but this baby magpie is next to me on the back deck right now, beak open, looking hot.

What it doesn’t know is that tomorrow it’ll 36, and then 37 the day after!

I put as much (cold!) water out as I can, but some of the baby birds (especially the currawongs) like to play with the containers – dragging them around and knocking them over!

This is their first summer, so they don’t understand what to do.

Hot Magpie Bird Canebrra Australia Summer Sonya Heaney 4th January 2018 Australian Animals Nature

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Christmas Eve – 2015

It’s Christmas Eve again, so here – again – is one of our “pet” wild magpies hanging out on the back deck on Christmas Eve and enjoying the music from The Nutcracker.

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Crazy Cockatoos

On this sunny winter afternoon in Canberra!

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos Canberra Australia Winter Afternoon Sonya Heaney Oksana 7th July 2017

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Second Friday Cockatoo Picture

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 30th June 2017 Birds Nature Winter 2

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30/06/2017 · 9:04 pm

Friday Afternoon in Canberra

We have a sulphur-crested cockatoo plague here at the moment.

No – we have a bird plague in general! It’s a good thing we like them! With spring coming, we have dozens of every type of bird chasing each other around the garden to establish dominance – other than the cockatoos, who just hang around and have fun.

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 30th June 2017 Birds Nature Winter 1

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Sunday Afternoon in Canberra

It was a sunny afternoon in Canberra today (somehow we’ve missed all the rain and floods that seem to be hitting most of eastern Australia).We went for a glass of wine on the Kingston Foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, and this was the view of the Defence buildings when we were heading home (that’s the American Eagle statue across the water).

Canberra Australia Winter Evening Lake Burley Griffin Sonya Heaney 11th June 2017 National Carillon Reflection Nature SunsetIMG_2045

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Berries and Birds #1

The last day of autumn in Canberra, and even if the autumn leaves are gone, there’s still lots of colour around!

The end of Autumn Eating Berries Crimson Rosella Sonya Heaney Canberra Australia 31st May 2017 Garden Birds Nature

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