Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Birds of Newtown

An ibis prowling the lane behind Green Gourmet.


Typical ibis behaviour to willfully ignore the 'private' sign. I don't think I've seen an ibis in Newtown outside of a park before. Doesn't bode well. Although I'm a bird-lover, I'm not particularly keen on the idea of gangs of ibii loitering in the alleyways.

However, I am particularly keen on the pigeons which have made their home snug inside the anti-pigeon spikes on The Urban Store sign on King Street.

The spikes have actually enabled them to make a spacious, luxury nest lined with cosy feathers. Pigeons: 1, Urban Store: 0.

This poor guy is tucked away in a corner on Camden Street:


Breaks my heart.

5 comments:

Amber said...

Good on you, pigeons of Newtown!

edd said...

that is the very same ibis that has taken residence on the roof of the terrace we're house-sitting at the moment (as it's right behind green gourmet). it was very eerie having it peer down at me sitting in the back garden - i think it had its eye on buster for a quick meal! plus, i'm certain he's the cause of bad tv reception! would it be too absurd to mount a super-sized row of spikes on the roof?

mischa said...

hey nosey, your blog is excellent. and there i was thinking that all sense of community in sydney had disappeared...

Nosey in Newtown said...

Thanks Mischa!

Edd: I reckon that an ibis would work as an excellent antenna! He's probably the only reason you're getting reception at all...

Justyna said...

pigeons will always win. always.