wings and things

The wild birds!

on March 11, 2014

We have a lot of crows, parrots, doves, magpies, willy wagtails, wrens, and other wild birds, who hang around a lot more then they used to here. This is obviously due to the overabundance of wheat (which is what I give all of the peafowl, guinnea fowl, and the gang).

This afternoon I decided to sit down and watch quietly as the wild birds fluttered and tiptoed into the tame birds’ little sanctuary. Tomorrow I plan to take better photos but here are a couple of Gutsy9 sharing a bowl of wheat with two crested pigeons.



(I actually thought these guys were doves until I googled their description. I feel really knowledgeable now.)

38 responses to “The wild birds!

  1. Glad you could tell us what they are! We get lots of wild birds coming to help out with the chicken food. Sadly the Magpies have made a home in the plane tree by the coop and help themselves to the eggs too 😦

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Do you get many of those crested pigeons julie?
    I’ve only seen one once before (about 3 years ago).

    I’ll look forward to seeing all the wild birds around your area.

  3. I like that you sit down and watch them! How soothing that must be.

  4. A very relaxing scene, Julie. 🙂 xx

  5. And I feel blessed to have spent a few moments with you and your tame and wild birds! Thank you.

  6. You have magpies too? Not my favourite bird by a long shot! Love the photos Julie!
    Diana xo

  7. bulldog says:

    Crested pigeon… don’t know them but great captures.. are they common there?

  8. FlaHam says:

    Julie, It is so much fun looking at the pictures and reading your descriptions. I feel like I am being taught a lesson from Mother Nature herself. Thank you. Bill

  9. I wonder what is going through Gutsy-9’s head in the last shot as she is looking at the crested pigeon; is it “sure come on over there’s plenty” or is it “I don’t think so, this is mine my mama gave it to me, go find your own”. I wonder 😀

  10. lensgirl53 says:

    I watch each morning as new and familiar birds gather round the four feeders I have placed right outside my screened porch. I love listening and watching…never can get a good picture, though, because of the screen. I love birds. This is the time of year when you can see a variety of species before they fly off to other territories. I love hearing your bird stories. G’day….xo

  11. Carrie Rubin says:

    Must be fun having such a wide variety of feathered friends around. Maybe noisy, too. 😉

  12. janechese says:

    I still get thoughts of “My gutsy has grown.” I mean, “My, how Gutsy has grown.” (sadly, the former is true as well).We don’t have those crested pigeons here, I was curious and happy that you looked them up.I love watching birds.

  13. tootlepedal says:

    I must try some of this bird watching myself. It looks like fun.

  14. More! More!! What beautiful Pigeons. Hope you keep sending pix of your wild birds.

  15. Your recent posts on the birds has made me realise how comforting it is to return to nature.

  16. Pretty. They look like the budgie that came to call on me.

  17. Lynda says:

    Julie, I had never heard of a crested pigeon before. I looked them up and there are many different types! I agree with you, that they do look quite a bit like a dove! Glad you were able to capture them.

  18. At first I thought those crested pigeons were our California quail, our state bird.

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