Wednesday, June 13, 2018
"Murray Magpies" in the Garden
A common bird in Australia is the Magpie-lark - or as it is commonly called in South Australia, the Murray Magpie. We don't see a lot of them around our garden, probably as the Australian Magpies and the Grey Currawongs are more aggressive. In fact so rarely do we see them that I do not have any images of them.
So it was with great pleasure and some excitement that I discovered a nest in our oak tree last Spring and was able to snap the parents feeding the nestlings. They were well hidden and very protective , so the photo was taken from my veranda, a safe distance for all concerned.
We watched them daily for a couple of weeks until the little ones were able to fly and then they were gone!!
We haven't seen them since, but we are hoping that they may return in Spring again.
Wild Bird Wednesday
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