These are the three chicks who were raised in the wall flowerpot on the back verandah. This morning, the parents escorted them out in the paddocks and were teaching them to fly, and survive.
I went inside to get a camera, only to emerge and see about 20 bloody "Indian Myna's" (an introduced species into Oz, and one of the greatest threats to our indigenous wildlife - and the most hated import) carrying off two of the chicks.
These b#@*^#'s then began flyovers at the scene of their crime, but unlike the "Red Arrows" their flight plan went astray, and with the help of my old mate "Greener", five of them didn't make it.
One of my granddaughters was there, but it is hard to explain to a 7 y/o nature's way, and the "survival of the fittest" - needless to say she is still upset.
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