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How To Communicate With Birds in The Wild

Koel

Koels are shy and elusive birds.  They tend to hide behind the thick foliage of fruit trees, hoping no one notices them while they eat their fill. The slightest hint that they are being watched causes them to fly off and find a more remote spot.

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Rescuing Baby Birds

So you've found a lone baby bird... Now what?

Quite simply, a wild animal's chance of survival is greatly increased when left in its natural environment.    Having said that, what about the 25% of babies that are orphans?

When you find a baby bird, before making any decision to intervene, the first thing you have to do is decide which of the following situations we're dealing with:

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Waiter! There's a Goanna in My Water Bowl!

What's that loud rustling of leaves under the frangipani tree?  The miners are screeching and the butcherbirds sound like they are gargling!  The sound of a plastic bowl tipping over reaches us as we run to the front door just in time to catch a glimpse of the majestic creature searching for water.  Yes, it's a goanna.  He catches sight of us from the c

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Cloudy Skies Make Greener Grass

The birds and wildlife have had a wonderful summer this year, inf act the best in over a decade.  New wildgrasses have sprung up covering the hillsides due to the extended rains and are providing plenty of food and shelter this season in contrast to years of dry, burnt summers.   Check out the pics below to see what they have been doing.

(click on the 'next' button to forward through the slides).

Previous Slide 1/36 NextWillie and Nellie learning to sing against the cloudy skiesWillie and Nellie learning to sing against the cloudy skiesLush green grasses fill the paddocksLush green grasses fill the paddocksThe eagles are a hunting up aboveThe eagles are a hunting up abovewhile Rainbow lorikeets are sortingwhile Rainbow lorikeets are sortingout territorial boundaries belowout territorial boundaries belowThe babblers have moved inThe babblers have moved inhaving negotiated their rightshaving negotiated their rightsThe wallabies are enjoying the rich pickingsThe wallabies are enjoying the rich pickingsalong with Bertie Vicky Mindy and Kennyalong with Bertie Vicky Mindy and KennyBilly's family is happy tooBilly's family is happy tooLarry and Harrie are singing to gloryLarry and Harrie are singing to gloryThe Crested pigeons are thrilled to bootsThe Crested pigeons are thrilled to bootsMaggie's son Monty has found new friendsMaggie's son Monty has found new friendsKenny wants to get up close and personalKenny wants to get up close and personalGabriel Tuks joined the bat creche and returned to the colonyGabriel Tuks joined the bat creche and returned to the colonyCharlie Girl is fully recovered and adores PeteCharlie Girl is fully recovered and adores PeteJack is much happier now he can fly furtherJack is much happier now he can fly furtherWallabies relax in the shade at the Long Grass Wildlife RefugeWallabies relax in the shade at the Long Grass Wildlife RefugeJack adores GabiJack adores GabiWild grasses spring up along the roadsideWild grasses spring up along the roadsidethe whole valley is green - for a few weeks at leastthe whole valley is green - for a few weeks at leastOne eyed Curly the currawongOne eyed Curly the currawongis looking healthy and wellis looking healthy and wellGumnuts are a plentifulGumnuts are a plentifulButterflies delightButterflies delightBilly's brood is growing upBilly's brood is growing upFrieda is all black and white but still as friendly as everFrieda is all black and white but still as friendly as everNoisy miner is planning another clutchNoisy miner is planning another clutch2 eggs in here2 eggs in herewhile the nest is being fortifiedwhile the nest is being fortifiedwild grasses aboundwild grasses aboundfilling the bushy landscapefilling the bushy landscapeto the joy of the birds and animalsto the joy of the birds and animalsThe galahs are keen to show their nestThe galahs are keen to show their nestand pose for the cameraand pose for the cameraThe peewee too wants to be seenThe peewee too wants to be seen

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Bringing Up Salt and Pepper - A Pair of Plover Chicks

by Gabrielle Friebe

  

We named them Salt and Pepper -   the plovers were found just hatched next to a pile of feathers that was their mum. We don't know what happened to her. Feral cat, powerful owl something like that.   Scroll down or click on the links below for their story and pictures: 

 

2 Plover Close
  

They both fitted into the palm of Pete's hand and were very thankful of a warm hand rescuing them from the confusion of mum not being around.

 

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