This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday.Noisy Friarbirds (Philemon corniculatus) are very common birds in my backyard. They are definitely very noisy birds and this is a link to their sounds. However, I prefer the common name that I learnt as a child - Leatherhead. This bird is not beautiful and neither is its call a beautiful melodious song. However, I love them because they remind me of summer holidays when I was young. We used to tent in sandy country just behind a beach. There were lots of banksia trees all around and the Leatherheads were in the trees. I remember waking up to their noisy chatterings every morning. What could be nicer!
These birds are in a Grevillea tree in my backyard. They share it with Blue Honeyeaters and Rainbow Lorikeets and other occasional bird visitors.