I feel very fortunate where I live as we get all manner of birds in the garden despite being close to the main city area of Townsville. My favourites are the tiny Rainbow Bee Eaters which as well as being utterly stunning to look at,also have the most delightful birdsong!! We also get many different honey eaters which hover unbelievably as they partake of the various nectars of the native flowers.And we get the massive black cockatoos(as well as the sulphur crested white ones!) which are so strong that they break the almost rock hard cases of the New Guinea almonds with their beaks as they hold these nuts in their claws!!. I also get wattle-birds,magpies,tiny sparrows, and of course masses of brightly coloured and very vocal Rainbow lorikeets!!! It is truly little wonder that I enjoy spending time in my garden,as there is always something glorious to see and to hear!!
That's cute. I remember as a kid, my mum used to put minced meat on the Hills Hoist for the resident kookaburras and if there was none there, they'd come to the back step of the kitchen and let her know about it. I'm pretty sure I've seen the magpies going for the dried cat food too.
We live in a very bird friendly part of Sydney....and it attracts a large variety of birds.
They seem to like this area, for it's trees and many ponds we have around.
I can't say which birds because there are so many to list!...never stops amazing me, just the various kinds.
We do have a great number of Rainbow Lorikeet's.
We get a lot of mynah birds which are a pest. But we also get lots of pee wees. Pluvvers and Ibis are often seen just outside our yard and we get the occasional kookaburra. I wish I had more bird friendly trees in our yard as we get a few throughout the neighbourhood.
Magpies, white Ibis, Blue eyed HoneyEater, Red Eyed Fig Bird, sparrow Friar Bird,Rainbow Lorikeets,Native Pheasant, crows, Emu (front garden),Masked Lapwing,Butcher bird, Mynah, Pee Wee, Living on Bribie Island we get many birds that visit at certain times of the year as well as those that live here all year round.
Mynah birds are in the majority and they are a real pest. They dive bomb my cat and squark every time the front door is opened. The cat makes no move on them at all and races to her spot under the ferns as they try to get her. All she wants is to sun herself on top of the BBQ roof under semi shade but they make sure that is a rare event. We occasionally get parrots in the bottlebrushes but thankfully the dozens of sulphur crested cockatoos that cause havoc in the warmer months are in hibernation at the moment.
in an apartment block of 12, unfortunately the revolting & vile Indian Mynah beats up nearly every other little native bird who dares to come near. The house next door was demolished with all its lovely fruit trees. Expensive units will build soon with no trees, just pebbles, mondo grass and a few succulents. Australia's native birds are in trouble. Developers ruin the landscape demolishing trees, and failing to replant. Pebbles are so much cheaper than sustaining native bird life.
We are close to a National park and get quite a few varieties of birds.
On the front lawn we get an Emu visit regularly, plus Red eyed Fig Bird, Blue eyed Honeyeater, Magpies, Doves, Coucal Cuckoo, plus many more such as Quail, Raven Rooks, and others such as finches.
The pesky mynah birds make life hell for my cat every time she goes outside. She makes no attempt to attack them but makes no difference to them. We also get flocks of sulphur crested cockatoos and galahs screeching their lungs out as the settle on the overhead wires. An occasional parakeet and honey eaters will appear until chased by the mynah birds.
I live in Canada Bay so there are many birds I am not familiar with in the wetlands about 100 metres down the road from my place and although they were not in my backyard, we had a surprise visit from three swans a few days ago which I have never seen in my 12 years in the area.
I had a disoriented tawny frogmouth sitting on my fence for at least three hours one afternoon, before I had a camera on my phone. I didn't even know what it was at the time so I Googled "prehistoric bird that looks like an owl".
We have had black cockatoos which I believe are near extinction, sulphur crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, magpies, kokkaburra's and a smaller sized bird that looks like a kookaburra but is not related. We've also had crows, flying foxes and other common and less exotic birds such as mynah's and ibis's. Unfortunately, we don't see sparrows much anymore and although it's not a bird, we've had a green tree frog come visit as well.
We feed them under a red box tree every morning at breakfast, which we usually have close by on the veranda. We sit and watch them,often as many as 9 species eg sulphur crested cockatoos, galahs,magpies,crested pigeons,red wattle birds, crimson rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, currawongs, king parrots; occasionally mudlarks, gang gangs and eastern rosellas; very occasionally kookaburras and grey butcher birds Ken Groves
We have: Currawongs, white cockatoos, (which we donít feed) Kookaburras, Lorikeets, Magpies, Butcher Birds, King Parrots, Rosellas which we do feed with the grey coloured sunflower seeds, & sometimes the little grey birds are hanging around in our trees also.