Mudcat Café message #2559456 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2559456
Posted By: Tangledwood
06-Feb-09 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Let's see, we have:

Australian Magpie
Pied Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbird
Noisy Miner (not mynah)
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Channel-billed Cuckoo (migrates from Papua New Guinea)
Torresian Crow (favoured "host" of the cuckoo)
King Parrot
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Figbird
Maned Duck
Sacred Ibis
Masked Lapwing
Striated Pardalote
White Cockatoos passing through
Galah
Currawongs and Koels seem to be away on holiday at present.
Kookaburra

One kookaburra has become a problem. During the breeding season it's not uncommon for a bird to repeatedly "attack" it's reflection in a window. When this one started I screened the necessary windows but it started attacking the cedar house walls instead. This isn't just a gentle pecking, but a dive from the tree tops, impacting beak first! This has been going on for over two months now, on my house and the neighbours. The normally pointed beak now has a flat tip.