A BLOG ABOUT THE NATURE OF ROBERTSON, NSW, AUSTRALIA
ABOUT THINGS WHICH GROW HERE, NATURALLY; SOME OF MY SPECIAL INTERESTS - NATIVE PLANTS AND INSECTS, AND CULTIVARS OF PEONIES AND ROSES WHICH I GROW.
AND ABOUT LIFE IN ROBERTSON, TOO.
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis
Monday, April 15, 2013
White-headed Pigeons back in Robbo
I wrote about the White-headed Pigeons (Columba leucomela) (the first I had seen this season) on 19 March, when a flock of them suddenly turned up to feast on the fruit of some Privet bushes. Seeing a flock of these birds in Robertson is unusual.
This morning I saw a pair on the powerline outside my house.
White-headed pigeons as seen from my back deck.
They are lovely birds, but although i have seen them here before, I am never sure what brings them here, as they are fruit eaters, rather than "seed" eaters. In other words, they do not walk around like Wonga Pigeons picking up dry seeds on the ground. But I have no mature, fruiting Lilly Pilllies at my property, so I am not sure what the attraction is for them.
But, heck, they are such beautiful birds, I am not complaining.