MASTER OF DISGUISE – THE FROGMOUTH

MASTER OF DISGUISE - THE FROGMOUTH

Can any bird or animal camoflague  itself as successfully as the Australian  Tawny Frogmouth? They are truly astonishing. Here in the Blue Mountains  of NSW they are quite common. Mind you, the only way I can find them in my  Blackheath garden  is to look for  the

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SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE SATIN BOWERBIRD

SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE SATIN BOWERBIRD

Perhaps the most entertaining and interesting  bird in my garden is the  Australian Satin Bowerbird. The difference in appearance  between females and juveniles and the adult male is hard to believe.  Initially the birds are olive green, with cream and brown  scalloped chests,  bronze wings and tail.

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ANGEL PLACE AND THE LOST BIRDS OF SYDNEY

ANGEL PLACE AND THE LOST BIRDS OF SYDNEY

As a city grows, local birds lose their habitat. They are remembered in a special way at Sydney’s Angel Place. When the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788 the bird life in the area was incredibly rich and varied.  Before long  the artist John Lewin  was

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