Thursday, 15 August 2013

An aside...birds

Fascinated by the bird life.

Wild turkeys roam the fields; mynah birds flock like starlings, flashing white-patched wings. Sparrows, a European import, seem unusually tame. Pied stilts step gracefully along the shore, while gulls are every where..

Yellowhammers hop at my side as I wander down Mount Wellington, keeping company. And as for the Australian Magpie: yes, it has all the nasty magpie habits, but what a stunning bird it is with its dramatic black and white plumage...

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