May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Birds

This spring we've enjoyed hosting all kinds of birds including a family of turtle doves, a family of blackbirds, baby sparrows (such cute characters and excellent caterpillar foragers) and other regulars. Occasionally we've also been lucky enough to have visits from native birds such as the...

 Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike, 
Photo: K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers © K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers


White Plumed Honeyeater (loves the birdbath!),
Photo: K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers © K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers


and to my husband's excitement a very impressive Collared Sparrowhawk. 
Collared Sparrowhawk.© J Irvine

Thanks to http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/ for helping us identify them.

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