The Nuthatch has become a regular visitor to our feeders.
And just below this feeder we have been blessed with these lovely blooms.
I can’t get enough of these birds. We had four in the garden yesterday.
The Laughing Dove, or Senegal Turtledove, is not a native of Australia. It is, in fact, native to Africa and India.
Apparently, back in 1898, Perth Zoo released a number of pairs into the wild. Given the natural catastrophes, caused by the introduction of other non-indiginous species into the Australian continent, one has to ask …. “What were you thinking ?”
Now, for some, these pretty birds are referred to as “flying rats”. And, in the same way as the ground based version, viewed as vermin.
Just like the Rock Dove back in the UK, they nest on any flat surface, their excrement gathers wherever they nest and smears the outsides of buildings and monuments.
Thanks to Perth Zoo, these birds are to be found over most of Western Australia.
I took this, but I still struggle to work out what is where ….. lol.
Another photo from Birdworld, Farnham in Surrey.
From a recent visit to Birdworld, Farnham in Surrey.