October 18, 2016

A Magpie-Lark strutting his stuff.

This week is National Bird Week, so this morning as the sun was coming up I was counting birds for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, doing our bit to help BirdLife Australia determine native bird populations. To be part of this project all you need is 20 minutes and it is not too late to join.

For the record I spotted 15 species of birds, 42 birds in total.  

I love the birdlife that we have on farm.


  1. I do it too, though I have been slack this year. Thanks for the reminder. And isn't our birdlife a treat?

  2. I heard that too. I see so many birds flying past our tall building, but I can't participate in the bird count as I don't have a backyard. Currawongs are recent here, and I can't record their arrival. Hopefully other residents in nearby houses will.

    1. You don't actually need to have a backyard to participate. You can count birdlife in a local park or any other favourite outdoor space.

  3. Interesting bird and of course one I have never seen.

  4. Good on you to do the bird count. I do the Christmas and spring count here.

  5. A bird I do not know, interesting looking character. They do bird counts in the UK but I have not heard of them here. Cheers Diane

  6. What you call a high-stepper. I'd like to see more of this fellow.

  7. I have never joined the bird count. We always have lots of birds but I doubt I would get to 15 different species. My current pride and joy is the Bower bird that has set up his bower beside the pond.