Monday, November 17, 2008

This favourite thing from nature.

One of my favourite things are birdies. Native birdies mainly, mostly parrots and honeyeaters, but I also love magpies, as any regular reader of the Portion may know. So it goes almost without saying that this is one of my favourite things from nature. This page describes the call as: "A loud musical flute-like song, often performed as a duet or by groups. An uncommon alternative name for the Australian Magpie is Flute Bird."

Another favourite is the call of the Butcherbird, although I'm not as happy if hear them around as they like to menace the budgies. But still a lovely sound. As I'm a bird nerd I'm loving this list of birdcalls. Every day is a good day if I've heard some magpies (and birds in general) singing outside my window.

Theme this week by Cloth and Fodder, this is hosted by Three Buttons.


BigCat said...

I love birds too. Magpies especially. They are so cheeky and bossy and proud. Lovely birds.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Do I qualify as a bird nerd too? I currently have a tome called Parrots of the world on my desk (I needed to look a rosella up yesterday!). And there's more where that book came from. :)

Love the picture your maggies - they are the most gorgeous and intelligent birds.

Sherrin said...

I love the call of the magpie. I think it would have to be my favourite 'nature sound'.

Pic from Miss Retro Modern's fab collection here.