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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Babblers, Honeyeaters and Kingfishers

Our garden is obviously the dinner table for these three species at the moment. We normally have birds in the yard, but at the moment we have families of birds visiting consistently. Late yesterday afternoon I heard a ruckus in the front yard and went out with the camera to investigate. The Grey-crowned Babblers are noisy most of the time when they get in a group, but when they are joined by the Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters and the Sacred Kingfishers, something is happening out of the ordinary. They seemed less perturbed by my presence than something else in the garden - it turned out to be a young cat, and they managed as a group to chase it off. Personally I wouldn't want to be swooped and pecked with any of these beaks!

Grey-crowned Babblers:

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters:

Sacred Kingfishers:
Started off with a feed on the neighbours tree:
(I love the desperation of the one on the left)

Then swooped the cat and sat right above me:

Also had a pair of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes sitting in the neighbours yard:


  1. You did well to go and check!
    You've come back with nice pictures of the different kind of birds you get in your backyard!
    Well done!

    1. Noushka, I remembered an old post about another of our parrots, the Mulga Parrot, one of my favourites, wonderful colours, I scrolled through the archives and found the actual post. Here tis:
      Hope you enjoy if you ever read this.

  2. Really nice set of pics, mouth watering selection of birds too, as I sit in my sitting room here in England :-)

    1. Alan, it won't be long until I'm in the cold and you are feeling the warmth of the sun. Thanks for spending time to check out the blog.