Counting birds in my backyard

To: 'Kerry Firkin' <>, "" <>
Subject: Counting birds in my backyard
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 04:23:02 +0000
Hi Kerry,

Although it is not clear from what you wrote whether you see Rainbow
Lorikeets eating meat it would be interesting if they do. It has recently
come to notice from others that Rainbow Lorikeets will take meat as fed from
feeders by people. Whether they know it to be meat, as distinct from some
strange red coloured fruit, is open to question. Because it could hardly be
considered as predatory behaviour, because it is not like an animal to be
killed and eaten. They are likely just copying what they see other birds
eat. As for domineering behaviour, that is quite ordinary for them.

If I can guess at inserting in your sentence what birds you are naming:
"Rainbow Lorikeets,  Magpies, Corellas (likely Little Corellas) and
Pheasants (Pheasant Coucals?) Channel Cuckoos (Channel-billed Cuckoos) I
even had variegated  honey eater (I couldn't even guess what honeyeater
species that would be but the closest sounding name Varied Honeyeater would
not be at Corlette NSW), Kookaburras, Pink and Greys (is that referring to
Galah?), Sulpha-Crested cockatoos, (Sulphur-crested cockatoos) Pew Wees
"(Magpie-Lark aka PeeWee).


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Kerry Firkin
Sent: Monday, 2 November 2015 12:04 PM
Subject: Counting birds in my backyard

Good Morning

I have been counting birds in my backyard since September this year until to
the end of October

I never seen so many Rainbow Lorikeets  Magpies Corellas and Pheasants
Channel Cuckoos I even had  variegated  honey eater drop in Kookaburras Pink
and Greys, Sulpha-Crested cockatoos, Pew Wees

One thing surprised  me is that the Channel Cuckoos come in pairs and the
male is very protective of the female They were on  a tree next door to me
so I was able to take photos of them being attacked by the noisy miners and
the Lorikeets

One thing I have notice as well is the Lorikeets are pest to the other Birds
I have been feeding meat to a Kookaburra with one eye and the lorikeets
attack the poor thing by pulling it's tail or pecking it on the foot I did
not know they even liked meat

Regard Kerry Firkin

6 The Yardarm Corlette NSW 2315

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