more on our bird invasion

Lots of people in our community have noticed the unprecedented number of birds that have moved here from the drought affected interior of the continent. Today an apiarist reported Budgerigars from Yallumurray, near Padthaway. A mate around the corner reported a bird, that was obviously a White-browed Woodswallow, was nesting in his front garden rose bush. I pointed up above us to where woodswallows were perching on power lines. This evening I was bailed up for an hour in the front bar of my local by a bloke who wanted to know about the little black and white birds, (White-winged Trillers). He'd had a few but convincingly communicated his favourable impressions of the Readers Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds, the orchids on his scrub block, martin swallows (I mistakenly thought were the woodswallows until corrected and realised were Tree Martins) and child hood bird egging adventures. Managed to escape and get home to find a text from a young farmer with photos of Crimson Chats and Budgerigars.

Posted by davidsando davidsando, 13 November, 2019 11:39


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