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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Baby birds

above: Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

There are many young birds around these days. When I have time, I love observing all the extra activities associated with this special time of the year. The big Channel-billed Cuckoos have come here to enjoy the moment too and lay some eggs in other birds' nests. I can hear them every morning and see Currawongs and Mapies chasing them in the air.
Here is a mix of different youngsters, all of them at different stage of development, all of them at the beginning of their lives, learning how to deal with challenges and survive in a hostile environment. Let's wish them good luck!
above: Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
above: Willy Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
above: Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)
above: Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
above: Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)
above: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
above: Blackbird (Turdus merula)
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