Galahs 2015

27 March, 2015

It’s that time of year! Mr and Mrs Galah were sitting with their new box at first light

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5 April 2015

Our galahs have a wonderful new nest box for 2015. It has two baffles, on the west and north walls, to stop the box heating up so quickly. They took to it straight away.

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3 June 2015

Mr and Mrs Galah are loving their new box. They have been housekeeping for several days.

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27 September 2015

First time in 13 years that rainbow lorikeets have looked at our nesting boxes. Yet they’re in the yard every day. I saw eastern rosellas inside 6 1/2 weeks ago so they may finish nesting in the next couple of weeks. I’d love to have rainbow lorikeets nesting too.

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25 October 2015

A little while ago I got my first glimpse of our galah baby 1/2015 aka Kevin. I wonder what they think the first time they drag themselves up to the entrance hole and suddenly see all the colour and movement outside.

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29 October 2015

I saw Mrs Galah munching on wattle seeds from the Queensland Silver Wattle I grew from seed.

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29 October 2015

Here is my newest precious baby, Kevin.

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31 October 2015

Kevin is looking good!

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31 October 2015

We know there are at least 2 babies because Mrs Galah just fed at least one baby in the box while we could see Kevin looking out. Here she is pushing past him to get out.

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31 October 2015

Beautiful Kevin

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12 November 2015

Presenting Baby 2/2015, Sheila.

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Friday 13 November 2015

Here is our first baby for 2015, Kevin, asking Mr Galah for a feed. Something amazing happened this year – there was such a big gap between Kevin leaving and Sheila leaving that Kevin returned to the nest tree with Mr and Mrs Galah! We saw the parents feed Kevin on a branch, then Sheila in the box and Kevin did some demo flights to show Sheila how to fly. And when Sheila left the box this morning, it was a group of 4, not three (Mr Galah, Mrs Galah, Kevin and Sheila) that flew away together.

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Friday 13 November 2015

Here is our second baby for 2015, Sheila, who flew away at 6:32 am today. I haven’t seen Mr and Mrs Galah since or heard them feeding. They’re not sleeping at the box tonight, so it looks as if we only have two babies this year.

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Friday 13 November 2015

This is a first – Mr Galah, Mrs Galah and sibling Kevin all waiting for Sheila to take her first flight (which she did 2 mins after this was taken)

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