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The budgie tree

Sep 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

The budgie tree

A few months ago Meg Mooney took me — and Alice Online visitors — on a budgie hunt in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges on the eastern side of Alice Springs. We saw massive flocks of budgerigars in wild, freewheeling mode, zooming in and out of patches of their favourite grasses,  cutting huge singing arcs across the evening sky. It was a relatively unusual phenomenon for Alice Springs, sparked by a incredibly wet summer. Now, at the end of an incredibly wet winter the bush is ...Read more