With gyms closed and outdoor exercise limited to our Local Government Area or a 5km radius from home, we took to routinely walking around nearby parks, ovals and the riverbank , for exercise and sanity.
Here’s just a few birds that we’ve seen on our doorstep this lockdown.
There’s a small population of Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in the nearby park:
On the dry and dusty local soccer fields, these Australian Magpies were playing at arm-wrestling:
A Great Egret (Ardea alba):
A Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) spent a few days sleeping in a tree over our driveway:
A Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera caunculata):
A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo chowed down on some fruits:
A bad-hair day for this Kookaburra:
This Silver Gull looked down his nose at us:
A Female Magpie-lark had started her mud nest:
We took a break on a bench under a Moreton Bay Fig, conveniently full of Australasian Figbirds (Specotheres vieilloti), males and females:
A Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis):
Another female Magpie-lark: