Category Archives: birds

Summer in my mind

Every year since the early 1980s, on Australia Day, Triple J radio (then called Double J…not sure what the story is there) plays the Hottest 100 songs from the year before. Australia Day, for those not in the know, is … Continue reading

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Guest blog – Fly me to…Wagga Wagga!

[Lisa edit: Writing this blog is hard work (yakka!) – we have to come up with ideas, we have to be creative and witty, we have to have photos… So we hope that anyone who comes to visit will be … Continue reading

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Like a worm on a hook

We’ve only been here about 7 months, but we’ve figured out some of the migratory patterns of birds through the Riverina. This may not be 100% accurate (or even 10%!), but here are our observations on birds that have visited … Continue reading

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Like a drunk in a midnight choir…

In Edmonton, our backyard had some sparrows (what we referred to as “basic brown birds”) and the occasional robin.  There were ducks and geese flying over, seagulls, pigeons and magpies. Pretty boring. Here, we are inundated with new and exciting … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary

One day last weekend, we realized that we have been here for 6 months. We actually missed the proper anniversary day – we might have celebrated it somehow (pizza and beer at Thirsty Crow?) if we had remembered.  But in … Continue reading

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let us be the first…

to wish all of you a Happy New Year! Being where we are, we enter 2012 before most of the rest of the world, so we get the jump on this. Many people use this holiday to make resolutions and … Continue reading

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A yabbie dabbie doo Chrissie

So, what did we do on our first real southern hemisphere Christmas (we say real because last year we were in Ushuaia, Argentina but that was a novelty…a vacation, not how we live)? Well, on Christmas Eve we had dinner … Continue reading

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