Common garden variety plus

16 mm of rain brought welcome relief early on Saturday morning. It appeared to enliven the birds in the garden with both the Grey Shrike-thrush and Rufous Whistler singing beautifully all weekend. In addition to the usual residents we also had a couple of visitors. A pair of Australian Ravens have been feeding a youngster in and around the garden for a few days, plus a fleeting visit from an Olive-backed Oriole and a Shining Bronze-cuckoo was heard calling on a couple of occasions.


Juvenile Australian Raven, Wyndham Street Newstead, 31st October 2015.


Brown Thornbill


Grey Shrike-thrush


Male Red-rumped Parrot.


Female Red-rumped Parrot


Male Rufous Whistler.



2 responses to “Common garden variety plus

  1. We are indeed fortunate to live in this part of the world.

  2. Wonderful shot of the whistler in full throated action.

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