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The next generation

October 21, 2013

Brown Thornbill 1In our last post we mentioned a poll held by BirdLife Australia to find Australia’s favourite bird. On reflection, we ended up voting for the Brown Thornbill – not the most colourful or striking of birds, but a small bird with a feisty personality and a wide range of calls and song. Also we thought it would probably be the underdog in the poll and would need support. The Brown Thornbill has been a constant companion around our property, being one of the few birds observed every single month since we started keeping records 15 years ago.
The little chap pictured here is a fledgling that became disoriented in a recent wind-storm, and after trying several times to fly through the glass door, took refuge under the verandah, which was a good place to be since it had started to hail!Brown Thornbill 2

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Di Foletta permalink
    October 21, 2013 8:22 pm

    Funny, I voted for this little bird too, so at least 2 votes!

  2. October 22, 2013 11:45 am

    They do have character!

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