The weather is finally getting springy so I should be out and about gathering more photos soon. Until then, I want to share the birds we have caught from inside looking out.
1. Waxeye 2. Grackles/Starlings 3. Paradise shelduck
4. Female finch 5. Spur-winged Plovers 6. Kingfisher
7. Pukeko 8. Swallows on fence 9. Seagull
Waxeyes are called silvereyes in Australia. There are lots of starlings, finches, plovers and swallows around the house, along with lots of sparrows.
I believe the Paradise duck was just passing through, although they do like cow pastures a lot.
The plovers fight with the local hawk over eggs.
This kingfisher is the only one I've seen so far.
Pukekos are funny-looking birds with long legs that prefer to walk or run although they can fly.
I like to watch the swallows fall straight down from the sky before they pull up and circle away.
The seagull must have been just visiting since he is about 20k from the ocean and found the only water source around. After this photo, he decided to sit a while in the water before going on his way.