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#61
And it happened again. Not sure what kind of bird it is but it's rather pretty. (Got work gloves this time Tongue)
   

Not sure if geckos live around here but salamanders do. I know they're way different but still cool nonetheless.
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#62
That could be what ours were too, salamanders. They were all black. Cute though.
Linda

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#63
These are just a few of the parrots that live in our area. The Sulpher crested Cockatoo's eat most of the passionfruit. You can actually see this guy chomping on the green fruit in this photo.
The little green ones are Scaly breasted Lorrikeets. They are quite rare so it is a privilege to have them visit. They often hang out amongst the Rainbow Lorikeets.  The Rainbows are very common but I don't have photo's of them. I am usually too busy chasing them off the seed I put out for the King Parrots during breeding season.
The red ones are the King Parrots. Males with red heads and females with green heads. They are smart, gentle natured and get bullied by the cranky little Rainbows even though the Rainbows are half the size. The Rainbows will come in and chase the Kings away from the seed and the Kings will then come and find me to ask for help in chasing the Rainbows away. They come to my workshop door and hang upside down on the cloths line whistling at me until I go to the verandah and chase the Rainbows away. If I don't notice they have come for a feed they get up to all sorts of antics to get my attention. i.e.: low fly byes back and forth in front of the windows, hanging on the window panels with wings spread out and pressed against the glass. Sometimes one will even come in the house and sit on the back of a dining chair. They come in spring for breeding season and then go North for the winter. The same birds come back year after year. 
We also get Galahs, they are so pretty, all pink and grey. In winter they feed on tiny yellow flowers that come up just in one part of our paddock. We also get  Pale headed Rosella's. They are a shy parrot and are the ones that spread weeds along the fence line. 
We have many, many more birds that visit our garden, I have only shared the lovely colourful parrots.

Edit. We also get Red tail Black Cockatoo's and White tail Black Cockatoos. When the black Cockatoo's fly over you can guarantee bad weather is coming within a day or so.


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#64
4225 They are beautiful. It is so interesting to see what goes on in other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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#65
Oh wow, lovely photos Trifan! There aren't any of those around here. It's so cool seeing different animals from around the world, even some that I didn't even know existed. It sounds like those king parrots really know how to get your attention. Silly birds! Giggle
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#66
Trifan, what beautiful birds!  All I have in my garden are quail (that I love), doves (that I tolerate), little small 'hoppy' birds (what my daughter calls the birds that hop instead of birds that have a funny walk, like pigeons), and roadrunners.  I despise roadrunners, they will eat anything that won't eat them including baby quail.  I understand the food chain but for some reason can't tolerate a roadrunner eating baby quail.  

Your King Parrots sound really smart for getting the humans to look out for them.  It reminded me of this clip from a David Attenborough documentary.  I love it when wildlife learn to take advantage of humans in a positive way (like not eating us  Big Grin).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0
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#67
Beautiful birds! All we really have are geese - the mean ones!

You can see them in the background here. Right before I took this picture, Ember decided she wanted to "play" with this family of geese - mom, dad, and most importantly to her, about 7 little fuzzy chicks. Parent's didn't like that idea. And as you can see Ember got the message.

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#68
Baby geese are so cute!  

An update on the baby quail in the yard.  Here is Daddy sitting on top of the rosemary watching over the kids.

   

And escorting the babies across the driveway.

   

We lost Mom, there were a bunch of feathers in the yard a few weeks ago and I didn't make the connection until one of the babies ran into a window and broke its neck.   Cry   The baby had feathers just like Mom.  But Daddy is doing great as a single parent and we have another family of quail with lots of babies that I saw a couple of days ago.  We also have a nice childless quail couple that like to enjoy the yard and the water and birdseed we provide for them.   Heart
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#69
Aww they are so cute! I haven't seen quail before. Poor mom - somebody's cat was fat and sassy Sad But dad does look like he's doing great!
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#70
I felt horrible for mom. Quail are really great parents. When the one baby died Dad came back to look for it and it made me so sad. It is the reason I don't like roadrunners, they will eat anything that doesn't eat them and one of the things they like to eat are baby quail. Thankfully, the rest of our birds around here seem to like the birdseed block I put in the yard.
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