This is my entry for this weeks Digital Photography School Challenge “Black and White”. This little guy is a juvenile Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis), one of the many that hang around the park across the street. Whilst the adults are pure black and white, the juveniles have little tufts of grey on them as well.
Here he was just sitting in the branches of a small tree with another adult butcherbird above him (obscured by the leaves) warbling birdsong to each other. It was a really nice place to be.
Update: As per the comments corrected the post – bird in question is not a magpie but rather a pied butcherbird
Day 365 of the 365 Before Thirty project – So here we are. All 365 Days Before Thirty done & complete. One hell of a ride. This happy sea lion was snapped during our visit to the Central Park Zoo. The project was a lot of fun, pain, annoyance & enjoyment. I’ll be doing a follow-up post to the project in a week or so.
Day 331 of the 365 Before Thirty project – A very cheeky Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) demanding some of my lunch. Since they are a pest species in Australia I declined to give it any, preferring instead to feed some of the native ducks.
Update: I’ve been informed by Rose in the comments that the bird in picture is in fact a native to Australia, Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) which are easily confused with the non native Indian Mynas. Guess I’ll have to give the little guy some of my lunch today then.