Vagabond Voices
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Vagabond Voices

Immigrant Song

Alphons on the loose

‘Alphons’ aka Common Blackbird | photo courtesy of Susan Norris (my wife)

Australia is jam-packed full of spectacular native birds. My wife and I have identified and largely photographed over 130 species, just in our little corner of the island continent.

So why, oh why, would I bother writing about the Common Blackbird – a stowaway from the Northern Hemisphere? An avian anomaly? An incongruous interloper?

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