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Bottlebrush and Friarbirds!

You know summer is on the way when the noisy friarbirds reappear in the garden! They are such funny-looking birds, but their calls are so weird they’re cute. They’re constantly chatting to each other.

Noisy Friarbird Bottlebrush Bottle Brush Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 12th November 2019 1

Noisy Friarbird Bottlebrush Bottle Brush Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 12th November 2019 2

Noisy Friarbird Bottlebrush Bottle Brush Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 12th November 2019 3

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This Bird!

I know young birds are supposed to be scruffy, but this is ridiculous! This poor currawong turned up in my garden recently, and is getting picked on by the bigger, older birds.

Scruffy Baby Currawong Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st October 2019 Spring White Flowers Garden

Scruffy Baby Currawong Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st October 2019 Spring 2

Scruffy Baby Currawong Bird Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 21st October 2019 Spring 3

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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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Just a few currawongs…

With spring in the air in Canberra, we’re having a bit of a currawong invasion (that’s just a few of them!).

It’s deafening around here at the moment.

Currawongs Blue Winter Sky Sonya Heaney Eucalyptus Tree Gum Tree Canberra Australia Garden 22nd August 2019

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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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