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
Maned Duck
Sacred Ibis
Masked Lapwing
Striated Pardalote
White Cockatoos passing through
Currawongs and Koels seem to be away on holiday at present.

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.