Budgies: Popularity With a Problem

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, […]

via Budgies: Popularity With a Problem — BirbObserver

Hoo goes there?

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 […]

via Owling Challenge: a ‘Pitcher’s Duel’ — Owl Oasis Trail

Forlorn Young Torresian Crow

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 […]

via Forlorn Young Torresian Crow — My Wild Australia

Australian Wildlife

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 […]

via Wildlife Visitors in December 2017 — My Wild Australia

The Aspens and the Woodpecker

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 […]

via The Aspens and the Woodpecker — Okanagan Okanogan

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