Christmas Gifts!

Last week, the last surviving butcher bird from the hail storm last March (we had a family of 4 who have bred in our garden for some years), finally achieved his goal. He has been calling from all the gardens around us to find a mate since September. And now there are 2!

They are so sweet, sitting together in the bushes, on the tables and even the washing line, the little man finding worms and other yummy thing to eat and delicately giving them to his lady with his beak:-)

And this morning, during our early morning walk in Kings Park, there were 3 of our critically endangered red-tailed black cockatoos feeding in a gum tree. Although we loved seeing them, it is another sad sign that they are not only losing their nesting sites to our rapacious need for housing estates, they are also losing trees to feed on!

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