AussieAl's Backyard Bird Pics
We've been treated to a lovely new view on Al's cam. Unfortunately the cockatoos had been flipping the seed dish over, so Al put a brick in it, to weigh it down.
The finches and lorikeets didn't seem to mind and it did prevent the cockatoos flipping the dish, but didn't leave much room for seed. Al also wasn't happy with the aesthetics of the brick ...
So he replaced it today.
So far the finches and lorikeets have been loving it. Lots more room for the seed and the cockies have not appeared yet ...
With a few adjustments, it provides a very interesting view. I love it!
(Hope Joh doesn't mind that Al has used one of her elephants!)
Next came the Frog ...
But 'Froggie didn't last long either. ☹️
So it was back to the drawing board - and a rock appeared.
The Cockie was so startled when he saw the 'artwork' on the rock he raised his crest!
The Lorikeets weren't bothered by the drawing ...
But the Spotted Dove studied it closely. (What great camouflage the dove has!)
Lovely early morning visit from a pair of Rosellas today.
The little Red-browed Finches had been having a feast - but lingered on the far side of the rock while the Rosellas were there.
Of course, a Cockatoo showed up soon after the Rosellas left, claiming the rock as his!
Edited to add: Last visit that I found very appealing, before Al switched to a different cam view, was when this Cuckoo Dove posed on the rock - it would make a lovely garden ornament/statue!
Today Al switched the cam view to something to tempt the fruit eaters - an apple! And it wasn't long before the Lorikeets came:
In a couple of visits they managed to eat most of it!
Then the young/female Bowerbird appeared and took a few bites:
Edited to add: The last visitor was a Bulbul picking up some of the apple scraps:
Recent views on Alcam have seen a few birds we don't see on cam so often:
Fleeting glimpse of a King Parrot as it flew by
A Wattlebird dropped in for a brief moment, but the Lorikeets were close by and it didn't stay.
A few birds like to fly in and clean up the mess the Lorikeets leave behind, after demolishing an apple.
This currawong has been around too.
Also the Bowerbirds seem to like to drop in and clean up the leftovers!