22 comments on “The Blue Mountains and Mountain Birds

  1. What a wonderful birthday weekend celebration with your wife! A lovely couple in a gorgeous area full of beautiful birds! You know I always love your parrots, the juvenile King Parrots are adorable and I got a giggle out of the warbling Magpie! 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, yes it was a very special and enjoyable time for us all, and despite the drought there were many birds to be seen, though not as many as in a good year. The magpies warbling is a common and sometimes humorous observation as they communicate to each other often only 10 to 20 metres away. They can warble away for hours sometimes. They always do it after having a bath in our bird bath.

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  2. So many beautiful birds! A very happy belated birthday to your wife, it sounds like it was lovely 🙂 I hope you have cooler weather to enjoy soon, Have a wonderful week!!

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  3. What a beautiful weekend destination! Loved all the videos, but in particular the first one with the three sisters…majestic beauty! You spotted so many beautiful birds too. I always like to see the lyrebird and all your colorful ‘parrots’ and their relatives. Have a lovely week ahead my friend.

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    • Thanks Tiny, Yes it is one of our favorite spots to escape to being only 1.5 hours west of Sydney. I do hope you have an enjoyable weekend as spring starts blooming there. We are still in the heat of summer experiencing the hottest autumn on record, and no rain. Stressing tree and bird, not to mention us, I love the cooler weather. The lyrebird is always an exciting find on any walk, usually hearing it before seeing it. I will share the link I shared with Chris if you would like to see a review of some of my Superb Lyrebird footage, as she had not seen them.
      https://aussiebirder.com/the-superb-lyrebird-for-chris/
      Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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  4. What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday! Belated greetings to your wife! Loved that magpie warbling — moving between two octaves in a second, wow! Never knew before that eucalyptus oil from trees can cause it to be hazy over mountains. Learned two new things from this post!

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  5. So many beautiful birds Ashley! Wonderful! You got some really crisp pics of the king parrots and that rosella! Nice job! Someday I’d love to visit and have you give me a bird tour! Have a blessed weekend!

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    • Thanks Kelly, I am currently hoping to leave full time work as a Senior Scientist in two months and make a go at starting part time work hosting bird Eco tours, as I have had an offer to do so from one of my blog followers which I am currently considering.

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      • Wow! Congratulations! I’ve often thought of doing that. I am self employed and have enough extra time. I just worry being a woman meeting strangers. Of course, I have Scarlett to be a deterrent. Good luck!

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  6. Great birds and I think my favorite this trip is the Spinebill. Neat looking bird. One thing I would not have done is gone down that waterfall. Nope! No Way!! 🙂

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    • Thanks Lee, yes the Spinebill is always a favourite of ours, it was one of the first birds my wife and I saw together and got really excited seeing, in the Blue Mountains not long after we met. It is a beautiful honeyeater, and a delight to watch feeding, always a challenge to get a good photo as it moves a lot and is quite shy of humans.

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  7. The Blue Mountains is a beautiful spot, it’s been a very long time since I was there. Quite a variety of birds you were able to see while there, despite the unusual hot conditions down there, although you probably would have seen more birds if autumn was behaving as autumn should. Let’s hope the cool change comes sooner rather than later for everyone, humans and birds!

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    • Thanks Sue, yes it is still over 30C days and warm nights here and in drought. The dry hot conditions are stressing the eucalypts as well as the birds and possibly animals, it might be a couple more weeks yet before the hottest April on record passes. Have a great weekend!

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