|A family of Australian Wood Ducks (Chenonetta jubata)|
enjoying the Treasury Gardens
|A female Magpie Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) collecting mud for nest building.|
|Red Wattle Bird (Anthochaera carunculata)|
perched on a Gymea Lily
On my search for the 50 Mali statues I found this rather utilitarian looking pigeon keep.
I wondered why it would be there. Turned out to be part of Melbourne's pigeon management strategy. Pigeons are often a problem worldwide of course. In Paris. In Sydney. And in Melbourne.
|Quite clever I think, better than trying to poison them or catch them.|
Lorikeets appear to have taken over Melbourne CBD in recent years. Their noisy squeakings were everywhere. I didn't remember them as so prominent. Turns out I was right, they've moved back in increasing numbers.
|Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)|
|Speckled Dove (Streptopelia Chinensis)|
|White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus)|
Quite a good bit of biodiversity for a city I think. Of course I haven't shown you sparrows, sea gulls, magpies, or Indian mynas which were also all over the place.
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books