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By Wide Boy Jake 3 June 2008 16

I received a good response to my recent pics of young black swans on the banks of LBG.  I returned today in the rain and took some more as well as a shot of a rosella in an olive tree.  Hope you like them:

Black swan

Rosella in olive tree

Seagulls (?)


Seagulls and other birds (ID pls?)

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ant 12:21 pm 04 Jun 08

They have warning signs up about those NPH magpies, apparently they snag a lot of food from the unwary.

Thumper 12:20 pm 04 Jun 08

Or the kookaburras at the Botanical Gardens!

Steal your schnitzel straight off your plate!

hingo 11:50 am 04 Jun 08

Ever seen the Magpies at the eatery at Parliament House? They are savage! I’ve never seen such ballsy birds.

Thumper 11:25 am 04 Jun 08

Ms Thumper and myself were strolling along a little Cornish village last year eating Cornish pasties when a giant seagull landed on her head, grabbed the pastie and flew away.

ant 11:18 am 04 Jun 08

Nice to see a king parrot. Oddly, I’ve never seen any up here but I do have tons of cockies, galahs, and assorted rosellas. and black cockies but they don’t come for seed.
If eating chips outside in Jindabyne, be sure to guard them as there’s heaps of voracious seagulls there, too.
And I’ve seen parrots at Falls Creek!

madman 10:54 am 04 Jun 08

nice pics bro!

la mente torbida 8:44 am 04 Jun 08

Photos must be near Yarralumla, as I’ve noticed the King Parrots are back in large numbers after spending the previous months elsewhere.

Doctor Evil 8:42 am 04 Jun 08

Those seagulls could do with a haircut.

Nice pics Jake.

Lozza McLoz 8:30 am 04 Jun 08

The white ducks are an introduced species and those are purple swamp hens in the last picture.

Thumper 8:09 am 04 Jun 08

Nice shots BTW. Where did you take them?

hingo 7:49 am 04 Jun 08

Seagulls in Canberra always make me laugh. I drove past Checkers food van in Belco the other night, it seems to be popular with the Seagulls.

CanberraResident 11:00 pm 03 Jun 08

Nice pics WBJ. The birds would have enjoyed the rain today …

The second pic is fantastic – love the way the leaves are in focus but the parrot is still very clearly visible.

Thanks for these. Hope you had a weather-proof camera …

Thumper 10:46 pm 03 Jun 08

Pekin ducks?

I’m not quite sure but I think so. Definitely not Campbells, Rouens, Runners or Muskovies.

Thumper 10:39 pm 03 Jun 08

Male King Parrot.

They are much larger than Crimson Rosellas and have different, and distinctive markings. The females are a dowdy green and slightly smaller.

Parrots are cool 😉

Primal 10:31 pm 03 Jun 08

Black swan… damn I miss Perth sometimes 🙁 Nice piccies though!

iceu 9:40 pm 03 Jun 08

Aww, birdies. I think the second one is a king parrot, not a rosella though 🙂

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