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baby birds

Pete's Playful Butcherbirds

           spoilt babiesPied-butcherbirds chicks are usually born in early December.  Peter Gregory rescued a pair of chicks and had to work hard to rescue them, but found it was well worth the rewards of his Christmas gift. Here's his story.

 

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This year's Magpie babies

Our magpies have been late this year with their babies. We understand why for Vicky's family, because after Maggie's passing it was July before Vicky settled on a new husband, a magpie from a long way away called Bertie. They then took a while to settle in and for Bertie to get to know the local situation.

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Quails Check Out their Human Neighbours

A quail family came over to the door.  Fortunately the camera was nearby.  They are so cute the way the their little feet patter around.  See the video below and click here for the full story and slideshow.

 

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Quails

quails    In one of those serendipitous moments, I was walking into the kitchen when my eyes spotted a famliy of quails walking down th bank.  The parents were keen to check out the backyard and the six little chicks in tow did not miss a beat as they walked around the lilypots, examined the rocks, walked up to the back door, gazed in for a good look at the human nest and then continued around the flower pots to otherside of the ya

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Where's Georgie Magpie?

The last three days we haven't seen Georgie, Vicky and Maggie's youngest and, for Maggie, his last child. Georgie would be about eight (months) now, and she has been missing once or twice before, so even though we are worried, this is normal behaviour for a magpie youngster.

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