Day 9: Pairs

It is hard for me to resist a pair of birds. Here are some that I’ve come across in my wanderings.

Australian Magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Australian Magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen)

I was in Cowra, in central west New South Wales, and there was a park near the Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre. I could hear lots of strident bird calls, and soon spotted this young magpie and its rather harassed parent. The young magpie was very vocal in its demands for food.

Australian Ravens (Corvus coronoides)
Australian Ravens (Corvus coronoides)

At the entrance of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt Tomah, I could hear a pair of ravens long before I could spot them. They were nestled high up in the trees.

Tasmanian Native-hen (Tribonyx mortierii)
Tasmanian Native-hen (Tribonyx mortierii)

One of the many highlights of wandering along the riverside in Launceston was coming across a pair of Tasmanian native-hens. As indicated by their name, they are only found in Tasmania.

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Black swans can be found across most parts of Australia and these swans were spotted on Myall Lakes on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

Another common water bird is the Pacific black duck, and this pair were spotted on Lake Pillans in Lithgow.

One of my favourite birds is the galah, and there is a pair of galahs in the top photo.

Inspired by Discover Prompts – April writing prompts

4 thoughts on “Day 9: Pairs

  1. Birds share many human characteristics with us. In the first picture, they seem to be arguing about something. In second, I see love and intimacy. In the third, I see the joy of going for a walk together. Great shots, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Peter! You’ve captured much of what I enjoy about watching birds. I heard someone say recently that taking an interest in birds is like watching a soap opera – the more you do it and the more familiar you become with the characters, the more you enjoy it! They are a constant delight and bring an unexpected kind of joy ☺️

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