Red-browed Firetails

Now and then over the last month, I’ve had these cute finches visit my yard. Beginning with just four, the flock has grown to a dozen. I have no hope of photographing them, but here is an educational video.

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  1. fatericsmum says:

    We didn’t have anything like that visit us in the Adelaide Hills, Christine — whereabouts (roughly) are you located?

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    1. ChristineR says:

      The locality looks to run out about the border for these birds – I’m in central Victoria, about 100 kms northish of Melbourne.

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      1. fatericsmum says:

        Oh, well that would explain it. For some reason I thought you were based in South Australia 😐

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Paula, perhaps that was because my profile says I was born in Mt Gambier and I might have mentioned barracking for Port Adelaide. I grew up mostly in Victoria. My mum and three of my brothers live in Adelaide, though.

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          1. fatericsmum says:

            I think it was your obvious familiarity with Adelaide (and occasional comments about specific locations there) which gave me this idea, Christine. Now I really understand, though 🙂

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  2. Finches are so c.u.t.e. Like the color of these as well. ❤ ❤

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  3. milliethom says:

    Such pretty, dainty birds – lovely colours. 🙂

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  4. Sue says:

    What lovely birds. We used to get the finches with yellow markings, but sad to say don’t see many around lately. Mostly Noisy Minah’s, Blackbirds, Crows & a lot less pigeons than we used to have, every now and then Galah’s & Sulphur Crested’s. Also used to get the Black Kraak from Kangaroo Island but the neighbours cut the big gum down that they used to visit.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Do you mean the goldfinches Sue? We’ve had a couple around recently, too.

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      1. Sue says:

        Gold finch too brightly coloured, they had a flush of pale yellow on their breast. No idea what they are called.

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Might be little thornbills?

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  5. bkpyett says:

    Gorgeous birds!

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  6. Gorgeous, and they are fast, aren’t they? 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      They are quick. You know Susan, I’ve almost brought your second book a few times now, but I’m ashamed to say that I end up getting cheaper ones instead. But, I know the day will come, because I can still remember the first Arafura quite clearly – even after all this time. I only remember the engaging ones. 🙂

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      1. Hi Christine. Yes, the issue of price…I grapple with that one. Happy to send you Arafura Unfinished Business in exchange for an honest review. Appreciate that you wrote one for the first novel, 🙂

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Oh yes, Susan, I’ll be in that – not that I was hinting or anything. I’m too stingy to spend more than $4.99 on any one book. Any format will be fine. christnejudith (@) gmail ( . ) com will go straight to my Samsung tab 3 Lite. (NOTE: no second ‘i’ in my name there.) That’ll be great! ❤

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  7. eLPy says:

    Cool share! Those are some super cool little birds, how lucky are you?! 😀

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