STRANGE TWIST IN THE TALE OF MR BOWERBIRD.

STRANGE TWIST IN THE TALE OF MR BOWERBIRD.

It has been a long courting season for the bowerbird in Blackheath’s Memorial Park.  I began monitoring his ‘boudoir’  in mid August 2018. Without doubt it was one of the most beautiful,  symmetrically arranged collections of blue treasures I had ever seen. WOOING IS A WEARYSOME BUSINESS

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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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