Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sunday Selections #499!!!





Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.

Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
  
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life.  Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
 
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen. 
 
I usually run with a theme. And I OFTEN revert to one of my obsessions.  It is the bird obsession this week.


Heading into town early one morning a few weeks ago I watched a magpie gather sticks and arrange them in her nest.  It looked very flimsy and uncomfortable but I am sure it is much better now.






If you embiggen the last you will see she has some more nesting material in her beak.  I didn't go very close to her to give her some privacy.

In the weeks to come her choice of nesting spot will become unpopular.  Male magpies are very protective and will swoop people (beak clattering) if they think they are too close.  It is noisy and can be frightening and occasionally dangerous.  People will have to find a different spot to lunch in for a few weeks.

Mea Culpa:  Anna pointed out the error of my ways.  That is a currawong rather than a magpie.  Which I knew, but for some reason completely ignored when putting up this post.  The facts about magpies are correct, but the bird and the nest don't belong to magpies at all.

Then to a pair of corellas who delighted me at home.







I loved the very obvious affection between this grooming pair.

And then (again) to the yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo.  They are rare visitors at home and while I welcome them, I also know that they are visiting only because of the damage that the fires late last year and earlier this year did to their preferred habitat.  Damage that has not been fully repaired as we lurch towards another dangerous fire season.






Despite the name, the yellow tail was conspicuous by its absence in all of my photos, since the cockatoo stayed on the ground.  Better luck next time.

I hope your week is full of treats - expected and unexpected.
Next week, and probably for several weeks, I will be posting about my garden obsession and my city's celebration of Spring.  Again.

PS:  The very talented Charlotte(MotherOwl) has found a way for those of us who are less than impressed with New Blogger to remain with the Legacy version.  I followed her suggestions and have reverted.  If you are interested you can find the method HERE.

 

158 comments:

  1. Cute birds, but HERE HERE HERE! Very nice find. I hope it keeps working.

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    1. Mike: I am very, very grateful to Charlotte (MotherOwl). And the birds.

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  2. It's beautiful the Corellas, they are in love.

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    1. Bob Bushell: They spend over half an hour grooming and talking to each other. And we watched with delight.

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  3. Those corellas are so sweet.
    That magpie wanted a high rise, didn't she?
    The cockatoo is a handsome fellow.
    Hope your weekend is filled with butterflies, birds, flowers and sparkle. AND peace.
    Hugs

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    1. Sandra Cox: Thank you. Yesterday was definitely filled with butterflies, bird, flowers and joy. Today we have gentle rain which I am sure will bejewel and benefit the garden. I will look when the sun comes up.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: Don't the corellas look lovely in their groomfest?

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  5. Always such a pleasure to be with you. I am wishing you and your birds and easy season

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    1. Cloudia: Thank you. I am hoping the same - for the world.

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  6. The grooming pair of birds are definitely cute. You have so many beautiful birds in your area. Looking forward to your photos of your garden and the city's celebration of Spring. Take care and have a great weekend my friend.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. There will be lots and lots of photos of spring to come. I think I took another hundred or so yesterday.
      Stay well, stay safe.

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  7. Oh, with Autumn approaching here I wish I could visit your Spring; although your Summer would kill me, so maybe I would have to go down to New Zealand for that. Such is fantasy, while in reality I will have to deal with what I get (as ever, and in every way). The gorgeous Corellas look like they were whispering gossip about you.

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    1. Andrew R. Scott: I would like to visit all of your seasons and dread our summer. Our springs are quite hot enough for me.
      I hope the corellas found someone more interesting to gossip about...

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    2. Ah, I think they were saying "Behave all cute and she will feed us, and also make us internet stars"

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    3. Andrew R. Scott: Their wishes were met. As they always are.

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  8. Next week is 500??! Wow. Throw a balloon on your heading next week!
    I would think sitting below birds while eating lunch would always be a dangerous (or messy) pastime for a number of reasons.
    Here's to crossing fingers and hoping that your upcoming sweaty season will be fire-free this year.

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    1. River Fairchild: 500 Sunday Selection posts is amazing isn't it? And if the truth be told there have been more, since I haven't joined all of them.
      I am happy to give the birds their space, but enjoyed watching this diligent worker. I suspect that the trees are now in full leaf and her nest is largely hidden now.
      My fingers are tightly crossed for summer, but I fear it. I really fear it.

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  9. I always love your bird posts! Happy Sunday.

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    1. e: Thank you. A very Happy Weekend to you too. And the week to come.

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  10. Like e I love your bird posts. I'm always a little jealous!
    I am using the new blogger layout but couldn't add any photos. I have to use an external photo site which is a bit of a nightmare.

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    1. LL Cool Joe: I was intensely frustrated with the New Blogger. As fast as they fixed some things, new issues emerged. Thanks to Charlotte (MotherOwl) I no longer have to wrestle with them. And thank you.

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  11. Dear EC
    Nest sites can be difficult for both bird and human, should they come too close. The birds in your garden look much more friendly!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: We have magpies in the garden too. However they recognise us and we are in no danger of being swooped. I hope the city magpies nest is safe, and expect it is. Local government is very reluctant to move them (which I applaud).

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  12. Good morning, EC...

    The birds, as always, are wonderful to see...I, for one, never tire of them. My variety of feathered families around here have been very melodious lately, even more so than usual. Spring really is in the air, if their joyful songs are to go by.

    My family of wood ducks make my heart soar (not sore) every day when I see them waddle by. They brought friends with them one day during the week...eleven ducks, in total, strolled up the yard past my cabin. They always pause a while, for rest, in the shade of my lemon tree, or another one of the nearby shrubs.

    At a time when stress levels are high, when anxiety is rife, where emotions are tender, we must not allow ourselves to not see the beauty around us...it is there if we take time to look...take time to see.

    I hope the coming week treats you kindly, with many smiles and much laughter along the way. Cuddles to Jazz. I hope he is doing well. :)

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    1. Lee: We have gentle rain here this morning. I have already listened to the male crimson rosella and gone out and hand fed it. The currawongs started their delicious warble well before dawn. Like you, I never, ever tire of the birds.
      I am a beauty addict and find it everywhere.
      I hope you and the furry overlords have a wonderful week.

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  13. I love the corella romance pictures, and I'll go see if I can access the Legacy blogger, too. I always love seeing your "face" in my news feed. :-)

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    1. DJan: I watched the corellas with a great deal of joy. And thank you. It took my clutzy self a couple of attempts but I am now enjoying Legacy Blogger. I liked Mike's suggestion to bookmark it too.

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  14. My word that corella romance is endearing. It seems to be acceptable now to admit that animals (other than self-centred humans) have emotions, and no one witnessing this kind of affection could deny it. Has anyone who witnessed the sheer joy of a dog so happy to see you first thing in the morning ever concluded that canids have feelings akin to our own? A dog disappointed when it is raining too heavily to go for a walk? You can bring us this kind of wonderful imagery any time you want, Sue. It will never grow old,

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: I have never, ever understood the mind set that says that we are the only ones to feel emotions. The care and the delicacy of the groomfest melted my stony heart. And, still on the animal emotion front, we have gentle and very welcome rain here today. Welcomed by me - but not by Jazz. He went out, he came in, and he spiked my leg to indicate his displeasure.

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  15. Awesome pictures. How special those corella romance pics are!!!

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    1. mxtodis123: It was a very special thing to watch - and I have many, many photos from it.

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  16. I love to see the courting birds. I was told that Mourning Doves mate for life. I have a single dove cooing by it's lone-self. I wonder if she lost her life partner.

    I always enjoy seeing your gorgeous bird posts.
    I don't like change just for the sake of change. So far Blogger hasn't given me any problem and I wonder if it because I have an Apple computer. I know that I can no longer post and add a youtube video with in a script blog post and I have to add what the post is about ina comment. It's very frustrating.
    I did not encounter too many problems and I'm very untechy when it comes to computer. I'm not sure what is going on with the new interface.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Quite a lot of birds mate for life. Without divorce. I do hope that your mourning dove isn't on her lonesome.
      I think that the new blogger interface was change for changes sake. I haven't yet found anything it does better. Your apple PC might help you, though I know of other users who don't like New Blogger either. I am glad that you have adjusted well. I didn't.

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  17. I assumed magpies were already hatching eggs, so that is interesting that they haven't even laid yet, or have only just laid.
    How cute do the corellas look!
    I've only seen yellow tailed black cockatoos in flight so it is interesting to see them on the ground.
    So interesting that firstly the old Blogger is still operational, and that someone found a work around.

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    1. Andrew: I took the magpie nest photographs a few weeks back. I would think that the nest is completed and occupied by now. We are colder than you on the whole though, so our Spring is a little slower.
      The corellas were super cute weren't they?
      We rarely see the yellow-tails on the ground so when this one landed across the road I was out with the camera quickly.
      I really like the work around, but wonder how long it will last.

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    2. I'm sticking with the new blogger, I'm used to it now.

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    3. River: I will go to it if I am forced, but really don't like it. Accessing my reading list is a particular bone of contention. I checked again today and it still isn't fixed.

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  18. The corellas are very sweet - so lovely to be able to watch them, and feed them.
    I am in awe of your about-to-be 500 Sunday Selection posts! I will look forward to your post next Sunday, as I always do.
    Take care, and I hope it doesn't get too hot for you too soon.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. The corellas have a lot of charm and are less destructive than some of our birds - though they have their moments too.
      We have a few cooler days forecast with rain. Yay. I am worrying about the temperatures to come though.

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  19. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo caught my eye. So cute and beautiful.
    You are good at capturing pictures ...

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    1. Himawan Sant: They are beautiful birds - but those beaks can wreak a lot of damage on tree branches. And thank you.

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  20. I thought all magpies were black and white, but your female is only black, does this mean I have never seen a female? All the magpies I see here are black and white, even the young ones which are more grey than white until they reach adulthood.
    I love the corellas, and the black cockatoo which is so fluffy I thought it was a baby one.

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    1. River: It is the angle of the photo. She most assuredly did have some white on her. I am not certain, but the yellow-tailed black might be young. Which is wonderful if it is. They breed in the hills which were affected by the fires. IF this one is young, it had a lucky escape.

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    2. River (and everyone else): Anna pointed out the error of my ways. That is a currawong NOT a magpie. Which I can remember thinking as I took the photos, but I had a complete brain fade when I put the post off.
      I am slinking off in shame now.

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  21. Am also amazed that we are up to #499, I'd lost track.

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    1. River: It is pretty amazing isn't it? I hope you will join us next week for 500.

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  22. While i know nothing about magpies, i do know that doves are not very bright and build incredibly flimsy nests, often losing the young to falling out or the whole nest just falling apart. Let's hope that is not the case for Mr and Ms. Magpie.

    Those corellas are precious.

    My selections will be over here.

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    1. messymimi: That nest was in its very early stages. Magpies are smart, and incredibly protective parents. I doubt I would have even known the nest was there (unless I got swooped) if I had come back a few weeks later when the tree was in leaf.
      I look forward to your selections. As I always do.

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  23. The beer fairy got swooped by a Magie the other day first time ever never happened to me so far.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merlesworld: I have been swooped, but very rarely. I have never been swooped close to home - I am pretty certain that the local magpies know me. I hope the beer fairy was unhurt.

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  24. Wonderful bird photos!
    I have a photo and poetry combination this time.
    A Batch of Fishes

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    1. Ornery Owl: Thank you. I will head over to see your Batch of Fishes very shortly.

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  25. Darling parrots, they are just the best.
    Interesting watching and waiting to see birds nests, they certainly are clever creatures to me.

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    1. Margaret D: I love them too - and agree wholeheartedly that birds are clever.

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  26. Some birds have less than melodious voices; I 'd rather be woken by a musical whistle than some I can think of.And last night I'm pretty sure I heard the first Channel-billed cuckoo of the season.What must the first European have thought at hearing this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlRHWjGqOY

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    1. dinahmow: NOT musical. Not musical at all. Though mind you, many of our birds are not.

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  27. I've never seen a black cockatoo! I love them all.

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    1. Bill: Australia has several different black cockatoos - and they are beautiful.

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  28. Hi EC - lovely ... that the birds are looking after themselves first and foremost - essential for us to enjoy their life with us. Seeing them make sure each is looked after is wonderful isn't it - nature is amazing.

    Our magpies are 'thugs' stealing any eggs their beaks can find ... and are black and white - from the crow family, while yours are different and a passerine Eurasian bird ... don't ask me more!!

    Just love them ... and your photos give us hope for future life - for their sake and ours I hope the fire season leaves you alone this coming 20/21 time ...

    Take care - and with thoughts - Hilary

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    1. #499 - congratulations Sunday Selections ... xoxo

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    2. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Those responsible for naming birds have a lot to answer for. Our magpies are different to your magpies and both are different to the North American ones.
      Mind you, Anna is right. I was having a complete and utter brain fade. It was a pied currawong rather than a magpie. Beautiful birds, with an enchanting warble - and they don't swoop passers by.
      499 Sunday Selections is amazing isn't it? The meme has been hosted by a number of people and I am glad that it continues.

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  29. I love the magpies and enjoy watching them in our yard, they are so cheeky. The parrots too are very entertaining. Thanks.

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    1. Rosie: We spend a huge amount of time birdwatching - and don't regret a minute of it.

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  30. lovely photos and a real treat to have the yellow tailed visit but sad when you know they are short of normal food sources. I would have picked that nest for a currawong also the bird on the ground seems to have a longer tail than a maggie? We have noisy miners and butcher birds nesting near us.

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    1. Anna: Mea Culpa. You are completely right, and I don't know what I was thinking (or not thinking). I love them both, and both are resident in our city area and in the suburbs - and are very different birds.
      Oops. Big oops.
      I do think it is sad knowing what brings the yellow-tails into the suburbs. Some of the National Park where they typically spend most of their time is starting to recover from the fires - but by no means all of it.

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    2. thanks for that.. :) the currawongs around here are now having to chase off the big Channel Billed Cuckoos, poor things. Nature can be very tough.

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    3. Anna: Thank you for pointing out my silly (and unforgiveable) error. The Channel Billed Cuckoos are far from musical aren't they? And no, nature often does play gently.

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  31. Oh, how I love your photos with these white parrots, sooo cute☺

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  32. Dear Sue, I love visiting your blog and thanks for your visits to my sporadic postings. I agree with David M Gascoigne above. Animals have emotions and they're one up on humans that they don't bear grudges. The corellas activity is cute and we call it allopreening here. Apparently the birds help each other reach spots and feathers that they can't reach on their own. I love scrolling down and feasting my eyes on your two beautiful black cats. Take care. Jo

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    1. Jo: I really cannot understand anyone who believes that animals don't have emotions. They do. And show it often.
      Allopreening is a lovely term - which I hadn't come across.
      Sadly the smaller of our black cats left us a few years ago. We still miss her. Badly.

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  33. Hello again Sue. I see my comment was published but I don't see the comment. Perhaps it's still getting published. Jo

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    1. Jo: It must have been 'being published' because it is most definitely there - and thank you.

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  34. As always, your photos make my Sundays so much more pleasant. Thank you for the bird photos. Here in the US birds are reacting to the fires in California. It has altered their migrating rhythms. Don't know if it's related, but I have found two dead birds in my patio. I think this is happening in other states as well.
    Hope you have a happy, healthy week.

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    1. Myrna R.: Thank you. Our birds were hit hard by the fires we experienced at the end of last year and early in this one. Many died, and others had their habitat and food severely depleted. I hope that the birds you found on your patio aren't more fire victims - but suspect that they were. Which is sad and bad.
      I hope your week is also happy, healthy and filled with beauty.

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  35. 499, amazing, I thought the nest rather large, bird nests are amazing considering the tools they have to build them, even wasp nests for that matter

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    1. Linda Starr: The currawongs (and magpies for that matter) are not small birds. I am fascinated by their architecture and building skills. As I am by so many species other than our own.

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  36. Love the photos. The corella romance pics are so endearing.

    Damyanti at Daily (w)rite

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    1. Damyanti: The corellas were heart melters weren't they? I am very glad that others were as moved by it as I was.

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  37. Such great pictures. I love the birds.

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  38. I love your bird obsession and can't get enough of those pictures. The corellas are so sweet - I wish I had visitors like that in my garden (even though I do love my less colorful birds). The Black Cockatoo is impressive and I understand your mixed feelings about its presence in your garden. After every wildfire we see birds and animals in our neighborhood that we usually don't see here.
    I love the rainbow serpent in your first picture, what a great wall decoration.

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    1. Carola Bartz: The rainbow serpent was (I think) an inspired addition to a boring and unsightly part of town. It features on the facade of what used to be the post office and is now boarded up and waiting for repair/rejuvenation. And yes, my feelings about seeing the black cockatoos are very mixed.

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  39. Beautiful corellas! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Very beautiful - and I am pretty sure they know that they are.

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  40. I love the Cockatoo's. I am such a bird lover. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Truedessa: Thank you. It is my pleasure to share some of their beauty.

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  41. Always enjoy seeing your bird posts.
    Those corellas are just so beautiful, a lovely looking pair.

    Wishing you a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you. They were a healthy and happy looking pair which gave me a huge amount of joy.
      I hope your week is packed with loveliness.

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  42. I always love your bird pictures, Sue. I don’ remember seeing the yellow tailed black cockatoo before. What a cutie. Right now we have Blue Jays and Cardinals in the yard, and although very pretty, they are dull compared to your wonderful, colored birds.

    I can understand your joy of spring and all the plantings you are doing. I can’t wait to see them.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: I can't tell you how much I would love to see your Blue Jays and your Cardinals.
      I have in my usual obsession way been taking LOTS of photos of the garden. Around fifty this morning I think. It is, at the moment, a blaze of colour.

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  43. Love the corellas, so cute and affectionate..
    In reply to your comment at my blog....I was shocked that I really had almost zero problem with the new blogger platform. I'll put it down to dumb luck!

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    1. Rose ~from Oz: I am glad to hear that it has treated you kindly. Long may that continue.

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  44. That first shot is so neat! Like a rainbow serpent is just creeping into your vision.

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    1. John Wiswell: The rainbow serpent is a wonderful addition isn't it?

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  45. Wow! Two authentic lovebirds! Love those pics so much! Hugs, RO

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    1. RO: Isn't their affection obvious - and totally charming. Hugs to you too.

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  46. How wonderful to have such birds free-range in your garden, but how sad that their habitat has been so damaged.

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  47. Can't fathom why Blogger keeps changing things that don't need tinkering with. Wish they'd leave well alone!
    The corellas are beyond charming. The yellowtail (and cheek patch!) is handsome, great photos, but sad that his habitat is so badly damaged.
    Have a lovely tranquil week.

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    1. Nilanja Bose: Blessed Blogger 'says' the changes are to make the site easier to access for phone users. Which doesn't include me.
      I hope your week is wonderful - and thank you.

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  48. I love listening to birds chirping and singing, it’s their language see and way of communicating. Sometimes I’m a wee bit noisy at night and one bird near my house isn’t shy about squeaking outside my window, it’s like he’s saying - come on now, we’re trying to sleep, bush up now!!!

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    1. Spacer Guy: I do hope you pay attention to that bird's request. And I too love to watch and listen to the birds, from a little before first light until dark.

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  49. I love love love birds. Just this year, I provided a bath for my neighborhood birds (no parrots unfortunately). It was so much fun watching them take turns and then eating from my sunflowers. Your pictures are amazing.

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    1. T. Powell Coltrin: Isn't watching birds bathe a treat? We are just emerging from winter here and I was blown away watching the birds (mostly pigeons) soaking on very chilly days.

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  50. OMG I love workarounds to the never ending "updates from hell" for favorite sites. They update these sites that don't need fixed until they are so unworkable they are abandoned, like Picasa, which I loved so much, and Windows Live Movie Maker. I thought how lovely you are moving into spring and summer since I did not have a good summer this year. I thought, at least I can watch summer in Australia through you and Andrew. then I thought but oh no, what if you guys have fires too this year. I hope you are spared.

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    1. Strayer; I am so very grateful for this workaround. And the talented woman who gave it to me. We are already warming up after a warm winter and I am worried. Very worried. I do hope this summer is not a repeat of the last.

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  51. I like the variety of birds in your neighborhood, birds that I never see here in Hawaii.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: I would love to see your birds too.

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  52. Great pictures of beautiful birds! The birds around my house are pretty shy and often don't stay still long enough for pictures - or I am just slow.

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    1. Tyrean Martinson: I fail to capture lots of our visitors too. The food we provide (which includes plants in the garden) attracts them and sometimes allows me to capture them.

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  53. Boa tarde. Obrigado pelas fotos. As aves em liberdade é uma beleza sem igual.

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    1. Luiz Gomes: Thank you. I am endlessly grateful to be visited by these wild beauties.

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  54. Oh those corella's are so sweet..

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    1. Hena Tayeb: They are. And they are back this morning too. Which is lovely.

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  55. Aw, the corellas are adorable! They even look as though they're smiling. :-) I'm sure the stick-nest is much more comfortable now, but it always amazes me when I see one up in a bare tree like that. I wonder if the birds know that leaves are coming for protection and concealment, or are they completely oblivious?

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    1. Diane Henders: I am SURE that the birds know that the leaves are coming. I am also sure that they are much more in tune with the seasons than we are. And yes, I found the corellas completely adorable and I am glad that others do too.

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  56. Great pics! I've never seen Corellas before - they're beautiful!

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    1. Jemi Fraser: Thank you. We often have corellas visit and I agree. They ARE beautiful.

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  57. Your bird photos are certainly 'unexpected treats' for me. Thank you for sharing. If one looks up the definition of 'love birds' in the dictionary, then I expect to see one of your corella images reprinted there. ;)

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    1. Bea: I have seen the sulphur crested vandals smooching in very similar ways. They melt my heart too.

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  58. Gracias estimada amiga, por compartir tan bellas imágenes de aves que no se suelen ver por estas tierras, exceptuando la urraca que alguna que otra he visto.
    Me llama la atención la actitud cariñosa de las corellas, así como lo que cuentas del mal genio y agresividad de las urracas, cosa que tendré en cuenta si algún día las vuelvo a ver.
    Gracias por tu buen hacer, y te envío un fuerte abrazo desde el sur de Europa.

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    1. Manuel: Many thanks. The magpies (and it is only the male) are only aggressive for a very brief period while their children are young. For most of the year they are charming visitors - and indeed they rarely swoop people they know.

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  59. No he visto nunca urracas muy cerca. Me gustán esas aves blancas, que reflejan ternura y el amor que se tienen .

    Son unas lindas imágenes las que hoy nos traes a través de esas aves.

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO: Thank you. I will try and correct the errors I made in this post soon with photos of our magpies and our currawongs side by side. The corellas put any suggestion that animals don't have feelings to rest don't they? A lovely (and loving) pair.

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  61. Looking forward to garden and festival pics.
    YOU have a special day filled with happiness and sparkle.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Thank you. You may be sorry for encouraging me. There are already a LOT of photos to go through. Have a wonderful week.

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  62. Hello, I have discovered this wonderful blog, my congratulations.
    Greetings from Andalucia

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  63. Que lindo esses pássaros!
    Boa continuação de semana.
    janicce.

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  64. My corellas!! I can now be happy!!

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  66. This is a good obsession, you can share as many birds as you like as far as I am concerned. It's fun to see the beauties that you share from Australia. Thank you also for the link. I will go check that out right now. Have a great week :)

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    1. DeniseinVA: Thank you - though from my perspective ALL of my obsessions are good.

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  67. This pair of Corella birds is very cute and adorable. They do not know and do not realize that their action is becoming an interesting object for shooting.
    Likewise with yellow-tailed black parrots.
    So far, I only often see colorful white parrots and Brazilian cockatoos. I have never before seen this beautiful and unique yellow tailed black cockatoo.
    Great shot
    Have a nice day
    Regards.

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    1. Justcherry: Thank you. The corellas knew that we were watching but didn't care. Which is lovely.
      I hope you have a lovely day/week too.

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  68. Thanks to you and Charlotte tuning us in on how to revert back to Legacy.
    Stay safe. Be healthy and happy.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I am very happy to stay with Legacy Blogger for as long as I can. And yes, I am a luddite and a coward.
      Have a wonderful sparkle filled day.

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  69. Oh, I am so late this week, it's almost time for your completely phenomenal, groundbreaking, milestone post #500!
    The corellas are so cute and I liked seeing the nest, no matter what bird put it there

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    1. kylie: Thank you. I really enjoyed the nest too and next time I go into town will have to see whether it is visible now that the trees have leafed out.

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  70. Your birds are considered exotics here and are no where to be found except in a zoo or as someone's pet (which I don't approve of). We have some exotic birds in Florida where it is warm year round, but up here a total different story. So, that is why I enjoy looking at your posts(among many other reasons) because I can't even imagine looking out my window and seeing such beauty. So, I came over looking for your Wednesday writers post and it isn't here ... I was going to try to write something which is not really my forte'. Hope you are well and lucky you facing a spring as we start to get cooler weather here. Our country is in dire straits with the Corona 19 Virus, Fires and hurricanes, economic distress and a President who would ignore it all ... don't think he has the brains or willingness to address any of it. We all just try to keep our heads down and wait until we can vote ... and even that has become an issue as he is trying to claim that if he doesn't win, the election is rigged. Be prepared ... I think we all will be moving to Canada or Australia if he is re-elected. So, how are things your way :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Andrea @ From the Sol: Wednesday words are being hosted by River this month. They will be back here later in the year (and I hope you will join us).
      I am very glad that the birds which visit us fly free, and have been watching the news from your side of the world in horror.
      Stay safe. Please.

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  71. Awww, those corellas! They not only delighted you and me, they clearly delight each other. Thanks for the heart warmer.

    Take gentle care in these harsh times.
    Fall is here. Yay!

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Wasn't their obvious pleasure in each other's company LOVELY?
      I am taking care and hope that you are too. Last week we were definitely in Spring. Winter has returned for a few days...

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  72. Oh goodness what lovely creatures, living about in their day to day bliss, just as enjoyable as possible. Sometimes spending the day out and about like this moments so full of life, one can almost forget what is happening around us, until of course our mask needs readjusting, then it all comes back again. Oh well, we're strong and we will get through this one day at a time. I'm flying to Alabama this coming Saturday, to visit my daughter and her family, and it's a bit scary but with mask and constant hand washing....what could go wrong?!

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    1. 21 Wits: Time spent watching our birds is never wasted. Never ever. Solace and heart balm. Have a wonderful time visiting your daughter.

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  73. Those white parrots are so cute.
    A big hug.

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