In desperation for something to blog, I managed to get some shots of part of the golf course Chough family trying to join the members inside the clubhouse.
We have a couple of persistent Mudlarks at home that constantly check their reflections in our windows, and I’ve seen Blue Wrens do the same on car windows and rear view mirrors, but Choughs is a first for me.
I’ve had the Choughs allow me to get quite close at times in the bush. Particularly when they are moving in a feeding group across the ground, If I can position myself ahead of them and remain pretty still, they can get very near without disturbance.
This small group however are happy enough to approach human habitation on their own accord. I haven’t got a shot from the inside yet – something to work on.
They’re one of my favourite bush birds with their sociable characteristics and beautifully mournful downward whistle. Most of my fellow golf club members haven’t heard of the name ‘Chough’. Some correctly call them Jays, which is an alternative name. Many reckon they are ‘crows’, others have never seen them before!