14 comments on “Spring is Sprung and New Life Begun

  1. Beautiful! I love spring! We’re just feeling the first hints of autumn here, and it’s my favorite season of all… brilliant colors, crisp air, everything about it speaks coziness to me 🙂

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  2. A beautiful collection of photos again and a lovely description! I’ve been noticing the spring behaviour of the birds at the uni lakes and enjoying the sounds of new birds in the garden. The only thing I don’t look forward to is the attention of territorial magpies while I am walking or riding. They only attack in the suburbs though, not on my national park walks. I assume it is because of learned behaviour in response to negative human contact here. Happy springtime observations! 🙂

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    • Thanks Jane, yes the Maggies are very over protective of their nests, the whole family including uncles and aunts get involved in standing guard. Usually the Maggies remember which people they deem a threat and only attack them, bu not those they deem friend. I had a friend they would relentlessly attack while I stood next to her and they never attacked me, on every occasion only her. They often chase raptors away also. Have a great week Jane!

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  3. What a beautiful gallery of birds again! I too am fascinated by the similarities and slight differences between the Australian birds and ours here in Florida. The Darter looks very similar to our Anhinga, for example. I loved the video of the Cormorant feeding her baby. So much acrobatics involved that I was afraid one of them would fall down 🙂 Beautiful spring post, thank you!

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    • Thanks Tiny, it is amazing how these large birds maintain balance in their nests while feeding their young. The similarities of various species appear in many species around the world, and it is always delightful to discover the likenesses:-)

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  4. It’s so interesting how Australia and the Southeast US have so many variants of the same species (are those the right terms??). Your Stilts, Cormorants, and Pelicans are very similar to ours, but slightly different and with slightly different names 😉

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    • That is so true BJ we have so many variants or races as the term is of the same species. I like yourself have noticed the similarities and how sub species of the same kind of bird exist in various states and even parts of the world. Thanks for your welcome comment. Enjoy your day!

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