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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 01:52
Seems like the Muscovy duck has taken up permanent residence in my local lake.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 01:55
Galah.

2 Rosella
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 02:18
Peter: Beautiful pictures of the Galah and the Rosella. By the way I think Muscovies are great too. During the early stages of the pandemic when many things were closed except for parks, several friends and myself spent countless hours visiting and feeding them and the Egyptian Geese. They would see my car entering the parking lot and greet us before we got out. Some are shy but many eat right out of ones hand. For a large duck they are extremely agile and do some amazing acrobatics to get the bread we brought. Each duck was good for about two slices before losing interest. They are officially listed as invasive but there is mounting pressure to consider them as residents. Same for the Egyptian Goose.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 04:16
Thanks Robert. This one is still relatively timid and will move away when approached, we're not supposed to feed the wildlife though people do. It appears to be the only one so it will be interesting to see if a mate materializes...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 08:59
Depending on your council there's a good chance it might just go missing, some good councils actively cull invasive species ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2022 at 17:25
Thanks Peter. They are very common around here especially in parks and quiet neighbourhoods. There is even one that sits in front of my favourite coffee shop. He is somewhat of a celebrity. Sure hope yours finds a buddy.

SnowFella: There are probably too many to cull too much and the ducks (Closer to a goose they say) have many supporters. The main arguments against them is that they are eating food meant for native birds and that they add too many nutrients to the fresh water. As their main food is midges, I do not put much stock in that theory. In addition, they spend most of their time on land in the grass.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2022 at 03:18
A few birds from this either before or after work's birding.

female wood duck


Western Meadowlark taken from my backyard. I hope he/she stays longterm


Sidelit Wilson's snipe. I saw him/her on my way to work this morning enjoying the morning sun.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2022 at 03:47
They are all great but I really like Meadowlarks. Their songs make me happy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2022 at 07:03
Female Galah as the rain starts.

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3 Male.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2022 at 08:13
Wren.

Fantail

And LBB thornbird ???


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2022 at 08:46
Nice!
Even though the brows are very faint I'd think the last is a White-browed Scrubwren.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2022 at 00:20

Thanks Johan, in that case it's a first for me..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2022 at 03:38
Recently fledged Red-tailed hawk.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2022 at 05:58
It almost looks like a painting Charles, well done
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