Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday & Nature Notes - More Sydney Birds


Still in the same area as the cemetery below,
a Currawong
but a different Currawong than near George's River further
south or those on the North Shore or even in my son's garden.


These are slightly smaller and have much more white on them.
The normal Currawong is a black or grey bird with a white 
rim to the tail. The call is also distinctly different.

I have experience four different Currawong languages 
in different parts of the city.


I spotted this dove in the cemetery, see previous post,
it seemed rather fitting and so much nicer than one of stone.


I also saw a kite obviously going to it's nest in the rocks 
above the crashing sea,
it was much too fast for me to get it in my sights.

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23 comments:

  1. the dove is sweet on the headstone. :)

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  2. Lovely birds, beautiful blue, blue skies and terrific captures for the day, Arija!! Hope your week is going well!

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  3. The cemetery in the previous post is huge but what a beautiful location... I am always happy to see you in Nature Notes or anytime Arija... Hugs...Michelle

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  4. Currawong is a funny name and a beautiful bird.

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  5. Pretty birds! The cemetery in the previous post is beautiful.

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  6. The yellow eyes stand out. Beautiful Pictures!

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  7. I do love the currawong call - and the magpie warble. Both sing of home to me.

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  8. The Currawong is a cool bird, love its coloring..The doves are sweet. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!

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  9. The dove at the cemetery is very touching.

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  10. great images. the currawong looks a bit like our crow.

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  11. Great photos. I've never seen a currawong. I love taking bird pictures!

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  12. Great photos. Love the currawong with his black and white!

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  13. Love the first bird as it is not familiar to me but the shot of the second one is great.

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  14. Beautiful shots of birds. The currawong looks lovely.

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  15. Beautiful shots of birds. The currawong is lovely.

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  16. I wonder if the currawongs understand each others' words! I have noted different "dialects" of jays and towhees in the various places I've lived.

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  17. The yellow eyes of the Currawong are impressive, it does look a bit like a crow, and the dove in the cemetery is unknown to me, but a lovely bird.

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  18. Oh what a great name for a bird and it really is a handsome chap. Doves, I just love them, always seem so peaceful. Hugs my friend!!!

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  19. Currawong calls are brilliant aren't they!?

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  20. Interesting (and very pretty) bird! I love your shots of the cemetery -it is fascinating to walk through an old one and read all the markers. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  21. The currawongs have accents depending on where they live? Fascinating. Beautiful bird.

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