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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:46 am

    Down the hatch.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:48 am

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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:51 am

    A juvenile blue-faced honeyeater came to investigate what was going on. Its diet is much different to the masked lapwing & kookaburra so it flew away.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:52 am

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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 2:18 pm

    Cute little house sparrow standing on the budgie seed the birds have been devouring. The sparrows seem to arrive in our front yard about this time of the year. They aren't here all year round.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 2:20 pm

    Two spotted turtle-doves & miss sparrow.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 2:21 pm

    House sparrow. The water looks strange in this shot. It looks as though there is some cling film over it. It's just the wind riffling over its surface.
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    Post by bigbilly on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 7:25 am

    Great pics Joy.

    Very interesting about the spurs on the lapwings wings.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:13 am

    Thank you BigBilly. Bruce & I are rather excited as this masked lapwing has decided to adopt our front yard. We feel very privileged. It does seem as though it has developed a great liking for the budgie seed. Most unusual. It makes a beeline straight for it when it comes here. Still forages around the yard for grubs etc. We think it is one of the young from the pair who live across the road from us on the school's sportsfield. It's probably looking for its own territory. They very territorial birds & will stay at the same territory for many years. Although they will fly up to 150kms at times looking for food. We joke that they probably go off visiting the kids.  :lol3:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:03 am

    House sparrows gathering  at the seed pile. THere is only a large glass door between us & the birds any sudden movemeent from us inside or even another bird outside  & they fly off speeedily. They're very nervous little birds.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:06 am

    Sparrows & spotted turtle_doves.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:09 am

    Word is out about the free feed here. A bunch of spotted turtle-doves.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:12 am

    A Crested Pigeon has arrived.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:12 am

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    Post by Joy on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 11:50 am

    This is how masked lapwings nest & brood their eggs.  Both parents take turns with nest duties. The nest is on flat ground with no nesting material & the eggs just sit on the ground in a small shallow hollow. The chicks are independent as soon as they hatch. As this bird is a singleton it was probably just having a rest as they do.

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