by pennifold 19d ago

Good morning Cuties, it's 7.30am here in Newcastle on the beautiful East coast of Australia.

Look who is peeking out of his nest this morning!

There is a lot of noise from him and his Daddy is not far away above him. Mum is out getting breakfast.

1. Baby having a look at me just before 7.00am
2. Daddy sitting above the nest.
3. Closeup of baby chick.

I don't think he will be far off leaving the nest. Love Chris


by marianb 18d ago

It won't be long now, then you will have a little peace and quiet for a while. But it is nice to see them each year. Thanks.

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Hi Marian, yes, we can't wait to tidy up the back deck and make sure the hole is secure. I don't know what will happen next year. Trevor isn't prepared to put up with his constant crashing into the windows. Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 19d ago

It is so awesome to be able to watch nature. Sorry that one is so infatuated with himself he breaks windows. Love your pictures

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Thanks Angie, the parents are down in the back reserve watching over the chick. I hope the chick is o.k. tonight. It's been very mild so he should be o.k. Love Chris

by lbrow 19d ago

Chris you know this delights me/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Yes, I do, glad you enjoy them so much. Love Chris

by shirley124 19d ago

Beautiful photos Chris. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Hi Shirley, thanks so much. Love Chris

by Barbaric 19d ago

Beautiful pictures Chris, our kookaburra's are back also.

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Thanks Barbara, our little chick flew the nest not long after these pictures were taken. He's down in the very far back left hand side of our garden squeezed up against our back fence and the side fence of our neighbour. The parents are perched in a gum tree down in the reserve just over the back fence, keeping a watchful eye on him. Love Chris

by Leaha 19d ago

What lovely pictures. Do the same pair come back every year? If so when they leave you will have time to 'bird proof' your windows before next season. hugs leaha

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Hi Leaha, no, this pair is not the same as the pair who have been coming for he past 12 years. That is why it's been so frustrating to watch this young male bird do so much damage to our place. We will be happy to see him gone. Love Chris

by gerryvb 19d ago

beautiful !! even if they give a lot of window trouble....

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Yes Gerry, they certainly are cheeky birds. Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 19d ago

Chris your pictures of the family in your garden are always goo to see - apart from the damage from the older one

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pennifold by pennifold 18d ago

Thanks Carolin, it's now 9.3pm Monday night as I write this and he has flown out of the nest. I've take a video of him and put it on my FB page. He's a chirpy one for sure. Love Chris