Birds In The Garden 3

We know it’s October in Queensland when the jacarandas come into bloom. The honeyeaters move from the fading callistemons and melaleucas to the gorgeous purple flowers of the jacarandas.

Here are some other birds we found in the garden this month:


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Birds In The Garden

Spring must be close because the birds in the garden are very active…and loud!

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Brown honeyeater

Last weekend I swear we were the location for ‘Kookaburra Wars’. Lots of males vying for the attention of, what seemed, oh too few females. I was shocked by just how brutal the dominant male was  –  three times I saw a young male knocked to the ground, and he still kept trying to strut his stuff. Being very territorial birds I guess it’s understandable but gosh, it was hard to watch.

All this action made me stop and think how lucky we are to have such a wonderful array of birdlife around us. In response I thought I’d start an on-going blog page that showcases the birds in our garden. Continue reading