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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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Crazy Cat

Well, it feels like winter here this morning. It’s so foggy you can’t see the backyard next door, so what does our neighbourhood cat do? Stay home, you say? Nope, he comes here to sleep on the back deck!

Foggy Winter Morning Canberra Australia Crazy Cat Sonya Heaney 28th June 2019

Foggy Winter Morning Canberra Australia Garden Autumn Leaves Sonya Heaney 28th June 2019

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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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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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Eye + Foot + Ear + Bushy Tail

The mother possum taking a look at me at dinnertime yesterday. I’m disappointed, because moments earlier the baby had popped out of the hole for a look around – I missed getting a picture of it!

This evening – after dark – she came for a walk around my feet when I was sitting on the steps, and I just saw her about two metres up a tree at our back deck. She’s a very busy creature!

Common brushtail possum Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 20th March 2018

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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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