Inter-species Friendships in Birds
We've been observing the wild birds who live freely in the trees around our home for ten years. Many of them are our friends. We know them by name, shape, looks and habits. They all know their names and each others' names. They call the one we ask for, often going into the valley to find them and bring them back.
Many naturalists say that the different species don't interact with each other. But our experience and observations tell us otherwise. The birds have amazing friendships with birds from other species, even other animals and certainly with us humans. They are
intelligent, friendly, keen to understand and accommodate our needs and requests. They are able to overcome the natural barriers to communication.
In this website we've posted many such examples and stories.
1st of June is the start of winter in Australia (although it has been quite cold where we live for most of May). This year for the month of June I am also participating in a 30 day blog challenge (click here for more info on the challenge) and will be posting at least one blog a day and some times more than one. So I will be sharing plenty more stories with you.
In the above picture you can see Maggie magpie (the big black and white bird) with Minnie (noisy miner). These two birds have been friends since they were chicks. To see a slideshow of these two good friends click here.
Tomorrow I'll bring you another story about these two birds. In the meantime if you'd like to know 23 Amazing Facts About Wild Bird Culture with true stories - click on this link and enter your details in the box and you'll start receiving the series.