A rare visitor to the garden

The Gang-gang. The gang gang is a bird and the name Gang–gang comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal language, either Ngunnawal or Wiradjuri. It is possible both language groups called it that. We have not seen gang-gangs in our garden previously and were delighted when a flock appeared in the garden. It was only a…

Local bird life while gardening

This one is fairly obvious in the tree, a kookaburra.  I was removing some old sleepers and there were lots of bugs underneath.  A group of six kookaburras was hanging about looking for a feed. (There is no specific collective noun for kookaburras but I like the idea of a cackle of kookaburras.)  When I…