Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

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Autumn.

From previous years observations I have noticed that there is a tendency for the Flycatchers to be on the move and more active in places where perhaps they are not at other times of the year. This usually means more frequent visits into urban gardens. We’ve had the Grey Fantails around and the Willy Wagtails.

Both are keen to fly onto any available bit of timber or vantage point to fly off and chase insects. They are fun to watch and often swoop and glide quite close to those working in the garden.

For this reason I’m led to believe they were not always welcome by the indigenous tribes as these mischievous little birds would often give up the presence of hiding hunters to nearby animals.

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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2 Responses to Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

  1. tonytomeo says:

    How naughty! Exposing undercover hunters.
    The state bird of Oklahoma is a scissor tailed flycatcher, although unlikely to be related to a bird in Australia.

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  2. Pingback: Makuru – The Winter Wet | Petit Paradis

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