Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chasing Birds

This is an Australian Raven. We call them crows and we think they're like cats. They tease us and make us run around until we're exhausted. Then they fly up our of reach and laugh at us!
(SHE forgot to put it in, and so it has to be first.)
Also, we got the pictures off the Internet because SHE's not very good at photographing birds.
We LOVE chasing birds! Because it's been raining so much and our walks are just business walks, we thought we'd share some of the birds in our area that we love to chase. Can you see the Ibis in the first picture?

This is what they look like close up. We have 5 schools around us, so these birds clean up spilled food that kids drop.

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are everywhere.

Galahs are great fun.

This is a pied currawong, also a good chasing bird.

These are called Apostle birds because they live in family groups--one breeding pair and their offspring. A family of them lives in a school near us. They always retreat behind the fence when we walk past.

Magpies are fun to chase except in Spring when they are nesting and swoop at anything they think is a threat.

Crested pigeons are always sunning themselves in our front yard. When they take off, their wings squeak.

We see these Eastern Rosellas occasionally, but there are smaller red-rumped parrots (we call them grass parrots) that are everywhere and good to chase.
I hope the weather improves soon, so we can get out there and chase birds....(and cats.)


  1. Wow! You have such beautiful birdies where you live! Our gram in Florida has Ibis but they never fly up here to visit us! We have pigeons but not with a fancy hat like that!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. What exotic bird you have in your neck of the woods. Beautiful. Perhaps you could send a few over to give the seagulls some much needed competition?
    Toodle pip!

  3. Wow you sure have some nice birds to chase. We'd
    pay alot of money over here to have some of them as pets!!
    See Yea George xxx

  4. Beautiful birdies live around you.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  5. Wooos Scotties! I liked seeing woo birdies, woo have some interesting ones, we have some similar Ibises though, just a different color. They are fun to chase, aren't they?
    ~~husky kisses~~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  6. Our dad has an umbrella cockatoo! We can't imagine looking out our window and seeing a 'too!
    What beautiful birds you have down under!

  7. Furry pretty birdies! Our birds don't tease us, but those stupid tree rats do!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  8. sure do have some pretty birdies where you live! Ours are kinda boring in comparison, really.

    I likes to chase birds pretty good, too. But Brudder Ranger doesn't cuz he says, "Why bother? They're always going to get away since they can fly and we can't." I think maybe he's missing the point, don't you?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  9. wow~! such furry pawsome birdies~!! :D


  10. You sure have some pretty birds down under. We love to chase the Swifts, Robins and anything else that ventures into our turf!


  11. Hi Girls,
    You love to chase anything I'll bet!!! If it moves you'll chase it!!lol
    I enjoyed seeing some of your special birds you have in your part of our world!!
    Love your visits!! Thank you for your kind words about Bambi!!! I am proud of her!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

  12. We love birds too. We could chase the white pigeons down by the beach forever...

  13. Know just what you mean about Crows teasing! There are some that just fly out of reach as we approach then land again. It is infuriating! One day, we gonna catch one, that for sure!

    You have some exotic looking birds where you live.


  14. wow, you ladies sure have an endless buffet of birdies to chase!! that's totally awesome! i've only got a pawful of options at my house.
    the booker man

    pee s -- my word verification thingie is "falci". is that like the plural of falcon? teehee.

  15. MAN!! You have alot of birds huh???? They are so pretty. I hate it when the birds tease me too,so I know xactly how you feel.Darn Birds!!!


  16. Fabulous bird photos there girls and we always adore a flying scottie photo! Great stuff!! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  17. What amazing & beautiful birdies for you to chase! Ours here in the US look pretty boring compared to yours!

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