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Bird Stories

Bird Stories

Stories in the world of birds.

Showcasing the numerous birdlife we've come across in our travels, especially birds of colourful plumage and character.  Many of these photos are taken close to home during our daily travels or weekend walks.  Many others are photographed on our country getaways, touring and camping. 

Friendly Macaw in Beenleigh

 I met this very attractive Macaw called Princess Poppy, on one of my trips through Beenleigh, in Queensland

Rainbow Lorikeet amongst the Grevilleas

 

 

 

On a typical Spring day in Thirroul - with a Rainbow Lorikeet amongst the Grevilleas

 

A Pair of Cockatoos - Relaxing in Oatley Park

 

A couple of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos at Websters Lookout - just relaxing together (instead of stiring up the neighbourhood with their loud squawking)

Chestnut Teals on the Golf Course

 

Here's a Chestnut Teal family in Mortdale - taking up residence in the golf course water hazard (aka duck pond)

Cute Muscovy Duck in Oxenford

 

 

A cute, red faced Muscovy Duck - wandering around the Russell Hinze recreation park, near Oxenford

A Purple Swamphen Strolling around Blue Lagoon

 

 

A Purple Swamphen, taking a casual stroll around Blue Lagoon - on a very pleasant morning in Bellambi

 

Photogenic Kookaburras in Oatley Park

 

 

 

I find these Kookaburras very cooperative and photogenic - this handsome bird in the mangroves of Oatley Park

A Few Galahs on the Golf Course

  

A few Galahs in Mortdale - flapping about on the golf course

Rainbow Lorikeet in Kogarah

 

 

Rainbow Lorikeets are still finding Bottlebrush trees in bloom, all across Sydney - this one in Kogarah

Tawny Frogmouths in Mortdale

 

 

These Tawny Frogmouths seemed to show genuine empathy, and interest in my wellbeing

 

Blue-Faced Honeyeater in Kybong

 Here's a Blue-faced Honeyeater, hanging out with some Noisy Miners at Six Mile Creek rest area - a Glanmire, near Gympie

Finger Licking Good Cockatoo

 

 

I don't know what this Sulfur-crested Cockatoo had for lunch - but it was definitely "finger licking" good
 

Seasoned Old Bush Turkey

 

 

Now here's a seasoned old Brush Turkey (wannabe politician, maybe), in Lane Cove - brushing up on his oratory skills

 

Sulfur-crested Cockatoo in Lane Cove

 A Sulfur-crested Cockatoo - getting up close and friendly, in a park in Lane Cove North

Rainbow Lorikeet on a Rock Face

 

 

A bright and colourful Rainbow Lorikeet - on a rock face in Oatley Park

 

Superb Fairy-wren in Bombo

 

 

A Superb Fairy-wren on a rocky fence at Bombo Headland - enjoying the view along Bombo Beach toward Pheasant Point and Kiama

Handsome Kookaburra in Stringbark Creek Reserve

 

 

A very handsome Kookaburra - spotted in the Stringybark Creek Reserve in Lane Cove North

 

White-bellied Sea Eagle

 

 

A magnificent White-bellied Sea Eagle - on patrol over the Hacking River and Royal National Park, on a clear winter morning near Grays Point

Crimson Rosellas in Walcha

 

Very prevalent along the East coast and ranges of NSW - here's a pair of Crimson Rosellas, wandering around the backyard - on a chilly but clear, splendid morning in Walcha

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