by Mariah Hughes Budgerigars – or, affectionately, budgies – may be the most popular pet bird species in the world: most major pet stores sell them for the cost of a quick lunch and aviculturists breed them with ease. Their minute stature makes keeping a small flock cheap and relatively easy. Though they are tiny, […]
Last years owling challenge result, I won 2-0. This year was off to a tense start with neither my wife nor myself able to pick up points, there were owls around, a good year for snowy owls too, but upon replay none qualified for points until yesterday. 1 point for a road side hunting barred […]
The pair of Torresian crows that hang around my place only had one baby this year. It’s looking a little scruffy. Sometimes the expressions on its face are quite interesting. The poor thing is often seen alone a tree branch mournfully calling for food or its parents. Have a listen: I’ve been hearing that […]
Wildlife Visitors in December 2017 — My Wild Australia
December was a busy time leading up to Christmas, and it was hot, but I do have some wildlife visitors to share with you. And I am really excited to introduce you to several brand new visitors in my backyard! 🙂 The kookaburras have become regular visitors once again. And here at long last, is […]
The big, majestic and oh-so-cheeky pileated woodpecker loves to peck away at poplars, including the aspens below. Pileated Woodpecker Chopping Wood at The Painted Chasm Every one of those aspen trunks (and hundreds more outside of the image) is part of the same individual. The woodpecker is not creating irreparable wounds in a tree to […]
Blue – Bellied Roller © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Sitting, waiting and watching along the river in a tree where buds are just starting to form. A beautiful Bald Eagle and clear blue sky.
Just sitting enjoying the view and the daylight that now lingers on. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.