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A Red Wattlebird has taken up residence in our backyard.

This assertive Australian native is particularly fond of our camellia trees, feeding on the nectar in the flowers…

We always know when it’s in the yard, by its very distinctive call – a harsh, sharp chok-chok call, which it makes by sticking out its chest and pointing its beak towards the sky.  I was really happy to see that I’d managed to snap a pic of the bird mid-call…

Here’s a shot of its yellow underbelly…

Our noisy visitor tends to hide in the branches of our jacaranda tree most of the time, so it was a real treat to get to play paparazzi when it finally came out to pose for photos!

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