Pied Currawong~

I know just how this bird is feeling.


This is my face after reading the news.

I also relate to the stressful snacking,

and that guilty look afterwards.

Birds seem to always understand us.

Hope these guys bring smiles and cheers, to you, from me at The Holler~

Note: Pied Currowangs are omnivorous birds from Eastern Oz.

250 thoughts on “Pied Currawong~

  1. Thankful I am not a bird … despite the similarities with eating habits and distracted minds.
    Thank you for posting this Cindy 💕
    What I AM noticing more are the details of nature and the emerging Spring here in the North East US.
    Creating a space of appreciation and observation of nature brings presence and comfort.
    As I follow the hummingbird migration north, I think of you and the holler. May it be a place of refuge, delight and appreciation.
    And May you and your friends and family remain safe and well 💛🙏💛

    1. “Creating a space of appreciation and observation of nature brings presence and comfort.
      As I follow the hummingbird migration north, I think of you and the holler. May it be a place of refuge, delight and appreciation.”
      Nature is the best solace and hummingbirds are the best ambassadors. I love your thoughtful message Val & thank you sincerely. Stay safe & well დ


  3. «Birds seem to always understand us.»

    Hmmm.  Maybe that’s why the currawong looks frazzled in #1 and #2. 😉 Glad that (s)he saw the chance to have some splendid portraits taken and then managed to spruce up and show off that pied tail.

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  5. They are an interesting bird Cindy. Up in the hills they will get together in groups and chatter and squabble like its a big family reunion. With this they earned a nickname of ‘Hillbillies’ 😀 😂

  6. Love their brilliant yellow eyes and their musical song. We have a pair visit us for breakfast each morning Cindy. They are actually quite shy and hang back till the other pushy magpies have had their feed first

  7. Bonjour CINDY

    J’ai un cœur, tout tendre qui bat
    Un petit cœur qui pourtant est grand comme ça
    Il y a toujours une place pour une personne

    Mon petit cœur est peux-t être fragile
    Il m’a dis un jour
    Que tu as réussi à trouver le mot de passe pour venir sur mon blog

    Que ce code n’était pas très compliqué
    Il est fait d’amour et d’amitié , de tendresse et de douceur
    Ce n’est pas parce que on ne se voit pas ,que cela n’existe pas

    Mon petit cœur te souhaite une bonne journée
    Un bon week-end
    Prends soin de toi, Bisous Bernard

  8. Great photos. A big flock of currawongs live in my town in south eastern Australia. They often visit the trees around my house and fill the air with their glorious, tuneful singing.

  9. Great photos of these wonderful birds – there is a posse of them in my neighbourhood and sometimes I see over a dozen of them with their golden eyes and quizzical expressions perched along the branches 😊

  10. He’s sort of a ugly-handsome chap. I love his intelligent yellow eyes. I try not to “think” about the news. I read it and then try and focus on something else!

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  12. Mercy, what wicked talons these birdies have!! Looks like they could have anything they want for dinner, ha! Thank you for introducing me to a bird I’ve never seen before. We’re all locked down in central Illinois, trying to stay away from the virus. Hope you’re safely hunkered down at The Holler, too.

    1. Happy to introduce you to this fine feathered friend Debbie & glad to hear you are safely ensconced at home. We are hunkering at The Holler and the empty spaces around us feel very good right now. Stay safe & well დ

  13. You are right that this guy has a little guilty look 🙂 and that is perfectly fine to me. I think he also felt a little warm from knowing a kind approval from you.

    1. Thank you Brad. They do look ravenish don’t they. But they are actually only distantly related to the corvidae. They are closely related to magpies and butcher birds. Stay safe and well my friend დ

  14. Yes, I can relate to all as well. It is restful, soothing and uplifting I think to watch the birds, wildlife and game to see the way they are without a care in the world. 🙂 There is a scripture (one is in Matt. 10:31) that says that God sees and knows every sparrow that falls to the ground and cares for each and every one and how much more he cares for us, his children. That is so comforting. Stay well and God bless Cindy as we all work through this together. 🙂

  15. Cindy, that first picture caught me totally off guard and I couldn’t help cracking up! Thank you for the laughter. I hope you and your family are doing well. ❤

  16. These little guys bring a smile.

    Hope you’re doing well. The next few weeks, probably through the end of May are going to be the most stressful. I hope you have plenty of snacks at the ready. And, if it gets real bad, the cats and I might have you to join you for some snacking. 🙂

    Stay well, stay safe.

  17. Ahhh….PIEd currawong! It must be magpie’s cousin. ImPECKable shots as always, my dear friend. (⑅´•⌔•`)*✲゚*。♡♡♡♡♡

  18. Hi Cuz, Currawight or Currawong, it was funny !!! 🙋 With all the news I hope all is well with you and yours. Had a bit of a scare here but it turned out to be a bad cold 😷. Take care, ok 💟

  19. Great captures, Cindy. I loved the captions. I was confused at first, thinking that Pied Currawong might have a larger range that I first thought, then you mentioned Oz….. when were you here?

  20. Perfect sentiment. The birds can definitely relate to the way humans are feeling these days. I just did a series of blogs on my spearfruit.com sitevto hopefully put a lighter spin on things and to get people laughing and hopefully reducing some of their stress. Hope it helps!!

  21. Thanks for the wonderful photos, Cindy. Although I’m staying at home for a while now I’m a couple of days behind reading blog posts. Interesting experience, I thought I had more time for reading during lockdown. Stay safe and healthy.

  22. I talk to all the animals around here (Near San Diego)…lizards, snails, the rare rabbit, bees, and the birds. Birds are the best conversationalists. I do think they are reassured by my voice…less likely to fly the coop, so to speak. I talk a little in my native language and try a few “CAWS’ in theirs. I visited Japan once and I swear that the crows there only said, “KAH, KAH” and never “KAW, KAW.” Did the crows copy the people? Or did the people copy the crows? Of course, it could be sheer coincidence.

    1. No, it’s not your imagination, crows and corvids are very intelligent and excellent mimics with wonderful memories. They remember a person who is mean to them for years and years. I was out last night and talking to the cat like I always do in a falsetto voice, an owl responded and some sort of sleeping bird on the roof responded too. The cat and I were amazed! They liked the soft soothing, high-pitched voice. I normally imitate bird sounds, mocking birds and ravens reply. So talk away, the birds will love you for it, and who knows, you may start a conversation! დ

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  24. What a wonderful distracting post, Cindy! The bird looks like similar to an magpie. On the last image he looks like a little bite concerned. But its a beauty one. Thank you for this wonderful posting, stay save, well and enjoy the weekend. Michael

  25. These pictures really bring a smile. It is great how you managed to capture the expressions. You are not alone I have those look on my face when I see the news and when I snack late at night. 🙂. Blessings to you.

    1. It is so striking to me how often wild creatures seem to make direct eye contact, from grizzly bears, to whales, to birds. They look into the camera lens and it feels as if they are looking into me. It is something special to experience დ

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