Feathered friends abound in Quinninup, and are a vital aspect of all that we work to protect in our region. The feathered beauties featured here were captured in their glory in our back garden.
The above Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) put on quite a display for us one late afternoon, including an impressive sound performance. We call them ‘chock chock’ birds because of their alarm call.
In the gallery you can also view
The Red Winged Fairy Wren (Malurus elegans) was enjoying exploring in one of our grevilleas. They love our jarrah-karri forest regions and are still listed as moderately common, but have been reduced in numbers by habitat disturbance. They also love a well vegetated garden, so let’s give them some habitat back...
The Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) nested in a burrow in a slope of our yard. This Pardalote species is common, migratory and seasonally nomadic. They can be elusive however, you may need to listen out for their gorgeous birdsong.
And then of course, there’s the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). They are an introduced species, first recorded in SW WA in 1897. Gerald Kealy has recorded first encountering a Laughing Kookaburra in Quinninup some time after his family settled here in 1908. Our friend pictured landed on our verandah after a drenching in the rain.