What a hard life Laurie.
As Ed mentioned, the Apostle Birds at Hattah Kulkyne NP have no fear of
people and will happily hop around your table looking for scraps - while
you're still eating.
The battles for first in line for potential scraps between the Apostle
Birds, White-winged Choughs and Magpies are very entertaining.
On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 6:59 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
> 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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