Garden Visitors

by Darren Collins
Thursday, 10 January 2002

Birds

Cockatoos descend upon the sunflower patch most days around dusk to gorge on the seeds. I don't mind — I plant sunflowers to attract birds anyway, but it annoys me when they stray and eat the green tomatoes and green passionfruit. The kookaburra usually visits in the morning, eats a few worms or a small lizard, and then takes off again.

8 Jan 2002 10 Jan 2002

The first photo below is a female bower bird — the male is an iridescent midnight blue, and we don't see him very often. I'll add a photo if I ever get one! The sparrows eat insects around the vegie patch. The only plants they seem to touch are the sunflowers.

10 Jan 2002 10 Jan 2002

 

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