What’s This? A Clothes-line Mystery…

11 Apr
Is it a Butcher Bird?

Is it a Butcher Bird?

What’s this? A clothes-line mystery…

This intriguing bird visited our yard a few weeks ago, and landed on our Hills Hoist.

I’m guessing that it’s a Butcher Bird but I’m willing, indeed happy, to be enlightened. It’s one I rarely see around here, though now and again we spot one in the park.

Any thoughts?

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10 Responses to “What’s This? A Clothes-line Mystery…”

  1. davidprosser April 11, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    A quite ugly name for a quite pretty bird. From the back he seems to have a resemblance to a woodpecker. You may have to explain a Hill’s Hoist to us at this end of the world.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 11, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      I agree, David! I’m pretty sure that’s what it is, though.
      A ‘Hills Hoist’ is an iconic Australian clothes line 🙂 It goes around and around in the wind.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. bodhisattvaintraining April 11, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    No idea what it is, sweet little thing though 🙂

  3. Flamingo Dancer April 11, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    My guess is a butcher bird, but I am not a bird expert – well maybe just on Flamingo dancing…

  4. Odie Langley April 11, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Not a bird expert either but enjoy seeing all your lovely creatures

  5. Linda Visman - wangiwriter April 13, 2014 at 3:45 am #

    Definitely a butcherbird. We have them around here. They have a nice song.

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