We get some interesting visitors to our backyard, in the form of native birds. We have an aviary with budgies, and they tend to scatter birdseed around which attracts other birds. Here’s a selection of some of those visitors.
My favourites – the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos. They are quite common around Canberra and you often see large flocks of them grazing on the sides of roads, or in parks.
Rainbow Lorikeets are also fairly regular visitors. Its always a treat to spot them, because they’re so colourful.
Now for something we only see occasionally. King parrots.
We also get the usual suspects, the various black coloured birds, and black and white ones – which I lump together as crows and magpies respectively (which amuses my daughter who does know the differences between the various types of black and black and white birds – but then what am I to know …I always thought Golden Retrievers were just hairy Labradors until a couple of years ago, when I learned they are completely different breeds of dog). Galahs hang around fairly regularly, and in the non-bird arena, we get our share of possums, and even once had a kangaroo out in our street (and we’d be at least one kilometre from the nearest bushland).
But for something really unusual, check this out.
No, just kidding!
But seriously, I’d be interested to know what interesting/unusual/pretty visitors you’d had at your house. Let me know in the comments.
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