Caught in the streets of Peterborough (see post below) on my dawn walk before we proceeded north to a warmer climate. Already here it was much warmer than more than 300 km south where the autumnal chill had decidedly set in.
Two for the price of one . . .
That's what I think of you!
There was not very much around to choose from, so here is a poor little Murray Magpie missing a part of it's foot.
This is one of the birds I am hoping to bag in the wild much further north, the Ring-neck Parrot.
A pair of them were in a cage at the motel we stayed at. As far as I know they are protected birds and I do hope the owners had a special licence from Fisheries and Wildlife!
Just to round off, the resplendent Railway Hotel in which we did not stay, preferring our bathroom facilities en-suite. Maybe next time I'll bother to bring a dressing gown and we'll try it.
Happy bird watching, next time some arid lands birds.