I may have mentioned in a previous post that we have an emu living on my parents farm. We named him Eddie (how original), when he came to live with us as a chick. I would have been about 7 years old at the time so that would make Eddie over 40 years old. I'm not sure how long emus live for in the wild, however 40 years is pretty good for a bird I would think. Eddie was given to us by friends who lived in a far more remote area than where my parents live.
I managed to snap this one of him napping.
The next photos are courtesy of my brother who has a marvellous new camera he is experimenting with.
A wedge tail eagle feeding on a dead kangaroo. Isn't he/she magnificent. This one is a juvenile and my brother tells me as adults their plumage is almost black.
Australian Hobby or Little falcon. Such a pretty bird. This photo was taken looking into bright cloud.
Pink and grey galahs. Louise this one is for you so you can see them up close.