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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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Canberra Mountains

The Brindabellas (the mountain range that surrounds Canberra) seen from the back seat of the car this afternoon. Canberra is gorgeous, and all the Australians who constantly insult us for no reason are missing out on so much.

Tuggeranong Valley Brindabella Range Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Mountains Nature 30th June 2019

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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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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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The last day of autumn in Canberra

What a fantastic last day of the season in Canberra.

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Canberra Sunset

There was an amazing autumn sunset in Canberra just now…

Canberra Australia Autumn Sunset Sonya Heaney Sky Clouds 13th May 2019 Nature

 

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