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7th July 2011, 12:36 PM
7th July 2011, 09:36 PM
Re: By special request for JohnC in Glouster, U.K.
Many thanks,Ken..I just think it must be wonderful to have such a variety of such attractive birds-many photogenic too,the crimson rosella is stunning. The galah is very attractive too. I've now found a site listing most of your birds and their calls so I've just listened to the Kookaburra laughing lol.
One of Australia's birds in our garden...the zebra finch.
In September 2009 some yobs let a load of exotic birds out of an aviary here in the city and one turned up in our garden. We have bird feeders and about 30 hedge sparrows live next to the feeders in a pyracantha/cum some other type of hedge - I was pleased to get a shot of the zebra finch next to one of these sparrows to give perspective re. size and the sparrow doesn't seemed bothered by it. It was there for that one day only and I suspect it wouldn't survive long.I sent the photos to the local paper and they made a feature out of it digging out the original report of the incident ,which was in the April so it had survived 5 months which surprised local ornithologists.