Birds Walk

Close to Home 1.

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:

Rainbow Lorikeets:

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:

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