A group of Apostlebirds at Hattah-Kulkyne NP at the campsite are so tame as to
almost be a pest!
Try tucking into a nice breakfast with 10 Apostlebirds either sharing the same
table with you - or cavorting around underneath.
Very noisy, and lots and lots of fun... :)
On 26/05/2013, at 7:00 PM, "Laurie Knight" <> wrote:
> I was down on the Granite Belt over the weekend to purchase some wine from a
> Land for Wildlife establishment (Lucas Estate at Severnlea - they have a
> Variegated Fairy-wren on their label - I enjoyed listening to Mistletoebirds
> and watching the passing raptors while pondering my purchases over a Baked
> Ricotta with Spiced Shiraz Jus accompanied by a 2006 Chardonnay).
> I was packing the car at my accommodation (a 100 year old school house at
> Ballandean surrounded by farmland and remnant vegetation) this morning (while
> the frost was melting) when first a family of Grey-crowned Babblers and then
> a group of Apostlebirds dropped in. When I say that the Apostlebirds were
> tame, one walked within 5 cm of my shoe. Given that the caretaker lives
> offsite and the place would average less than one group of visitors per week,
> the birds would not have frequent contact with people. I rather doubt that
> anyone feeds them.
> Are Apostlebirds normally this tame?
> As an aside, I also enjoyed some nice views of Plum-headed Finches making the
> most of the brambles along a fenceline on the property.
> Regards, Laurie.
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