Thursday, September 27, 2012

Butcherbird Gives Me a Short Concert

Back in June I posted photos and video of a friendly grey butcherbird who came to the veranda several times—obviously hoping for a feed. (Which he of course got.)

Is this the same one? Don't know. But as I was working at my desk by the veranda window just now a butcher bird out of the blue landed on the veranda railing, and went through a fantastic variety of butcher bird calls. They have a really broad repertoire of trills and chirps and whistles—he even makes what sounds like a chimpanzee sound at one point.

I love how he cocks his head as he spots me trying to sneak out the screen door before he flies off.

I've got some old steak thawing. Hopefully he'll be back.

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