A short walk from our daughters house there is a wonderful park with a large area of natural woodland. This area has several walks and trails spread out through the woods. The first thing you notice is the cacophony of sound coming from the tree tops. This is comprised of the calls, of the many varieties of birds that live here, all claiming and demonstrably staking out their individual territories. The incredible variety and colourful plumage of some of these Australian birds is breathtaking. The State of Queensland government is to be applauded for their foresight, in setting aside areas such as this, where the natural wildlife and birds can exist in their near natural environment, alongside the encroaching development of the Brisbane city suburbs.
A slideshow of some of the many varieties of birds I came across during our visit to Australia. ϡ ❦ ϡ ❦ ϡ ❦
Galahs and Friarbirds feeding and foraging.
The Galahs were feeding on some scrub vegetation and weeds in front of a house that was being developed. Sadly the area they were feeding in was concreted over while we were there.
The Helmeted Friarbird would arrive several times a day to feed on a Grevillea bush in the garden, there would be a loud harsh sort of a squawk as he or she came in to feed. I think this was designed to frighten away any smaller honey-eating birds that were already feeding on the bush.
Love in the treetop canopy
Bush Turkeys set up home in the woods.
Listen to the birds in the background.