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Thursday, October 26, 2017

BIRDS AND TREES

When we stopped for coffee at New Farm Park this scruffy bird came and sat next to us. I have no idea what kind of bird it is. Stop Press, Christian says it is a common crow with a problem with its neck.




 On our walk we saw these trees. They were unusual in that they had lost their leaves and just had seed pods dangling. We don't have many deciduous trees in the sub tropics.

They looked pretty against the blue sky.

I don't know what kind of tree it is. This post proves that I'm not big on biological names. Stop Press Our friend Roland says that it is a "Robinia pseudoacacia"

24 comments:

  1. Hello, the bird is cute. I wish I could help with the names, I am sure someone will help you. The tree is gorgeous, lovely photos. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Bird looks like a juvenile crow or even a raven with that beak. He clearly was not afraid of people yet.

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  3. I love love love that bird whatever he or she may be. Absolutely adorable and very voluble

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  4. Sadly after buying a really good Australian bird book when we were there I left it in a taxi never to be seen again :-((( So sorry I cannot give you the answer either! Great photos. Enjoy your day, t'other Diane

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  5. What a cute/scruffy little fellow that bird is. Lol, looks like he/she just got out of bed ;D)
    Love the seed pod tree and, yes, against the blue sky it really makes a fantastic photo.
    Happy days xx

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  6. Hi Diane, loved all those sights on your walk and that bird gave me a smile. You can practically see his tonsils! Fantastic close ups of him/her :)))

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  7. It certainly is a scraggly bird. I would agree with crow or raven. Not sure if ravens are that far north. I've seen the same tree but I can't remember where. I think it was locally.

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  8. Interesting bird, it sure seems to be making a noise.
    Those pods are interesting.

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  9. wow that's so cool that this bird set next to you Great photos

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  10. Great photos of Scruffy Bird! I think in the second one, you can see his little birds tonsils!

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  11. I'm glad we don't need to know the name of something to appreciate a beautiful (or interesting) photo.

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  12. YES --to what George said.... We certainly don't need to know the names of beautiful things that we take pictures of..... The bird reminds me of our crows around here... That bird definitely was not afraid of you... Guess he was begging for something to eat!!!!!!!

    Beautiful trees... Love the colors....
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Scruffy looking bird - but great shots of it!

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  14. The unknowns win the day. Both the bird and the trees are gorgeous.

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  15. What amazing pictures, love the colors.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. Hi Diane, lovely shots! The bird is a torresian crow (ie. the common crow of Brisbane) but it either has a pigment condition or disease issue with the feathers on its neck. I love that nature always has something interesting to offer, even in the inner-city!

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  17. What a cute bird! I can’t remember the names either. Pretty tree

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  18. That bird was talking to you (perhaps squawking its name!). Love your Header!

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  19. What a great closeup of that bird, Diane. Looks like he wanted to join you.

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  20. Poor little bird. I wonder if it hit a window and hurt itself? I'm surprised those trees have not begun to grow leaves in your spring weather?

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  21. Your inserted ‘stop the press’ announcements made me smile.... even though most of my blog lately has been about nature, I almost never know the names of flowers, seldom trees, and often can’t identify birds even with all the books I own. But I still love looking at it all and still blog about it. Often get help from other bloggers. )

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  22. Fantastic pictures; pretty against the blue sky, is awesome;

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