Southside Community News – October 2010

Pied Butcherbirds are the amazing songsters of our local forest.

Mt Gravatt Reserve only ten minutes from the Brisbane CBD but a world of difference, the sound of cars is replaced with bird song.

A pair of Butcherbirds visited yesterday morning, sitting on our patio chairs and singing their hearts out.

Imagine the trill of our visitor from Sweden when she walked into the breakfast room to be greeted with this serenade. It is -11C in Stockholm today, a world away from this scene.

Two Christmas ago one of these clever birds learned Jingle Bells gradually improving his technique from November though December then it was back to the normal tunes.

Do you have any stories of our Pieds singing Christmas songs?

Mike