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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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When you planned to sit in the shade…

This hot afternoon. Only, the local magpie family decided a few days ago that the furniture was their new home, and now you can never use it!

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Hot Bird

40 degrees in Canberra today. One of our resident baby magpies has been hanging around with its beak open all week (the magpies did this last summer, too). It seems it cools them down…??

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Summer Afternoon

Working on my computer on the back deck on this sunny, warm afternoon in Canberra, and one of our friendly magpies has decided to spend the time sitting next to me…

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When you hear a knock at the front door…

And this is what you find!

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Adventures with Birds

It’s not spring yet, but we have every native bird imaginable running around with sticks in their beaks, getting ready.

However, we already have two birds who have moved back into the garden for the season.

I’m being followed around by the currawong (first three pictures) in the backyard – the bird was too shy to come near me last year, and now turns up at the back door! I’m even being watched from the tree, just in case I might come outside with something edible.

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And in the front, the magpie (next three), who also comes to the door a few times a day.

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Check out the pose!

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And then I went back into the backyard, and the currawong was watching me, as if to say – so? Where’s my snack?

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