Some great stories over the weekend, thanks everyone one. RodneyRooster 8.15 you're kidding?
Hey, AB haven't chatted for too long. The bird is definitely a crow the white is near the shoulders and not as much as in your photo. It lives with crows, caws like a crow, steals eggs like a crow.....I'll take a photo and post it. We do have currawongs here. I haven't seen them around my home but I have seen many in the CBD. They live in the trees planted on the side of the roads. It always amazes me how adaptable they are when I hear there call in a concrete jungle.
Update on the two rescued eggs.
My lavender aracauna that was cheeping inside the egg didn't make it. She never pipped and had been silent and motionless for a long time. I couldn't help myself - I opened it up and it was too dry. Shame - I had had that do I, do I not intervene feeling. The easter eager though was out Sunday morning and still wet. I took her out to the hen but she pulled it out and pecked it. Poor Cageny has been traumatised. I'll try again later. I hope she takes it. I couldn't try last night because of storms.
Now I'm wondering what to do with "her" today to ensure the cat doesn't eat her. I'm not set up with brooders. "She" is under a lamp but if I cover "her" box to protect "her" the heat won't get in. I guess "she'll" have to sleep in my locked bed room. "She" has won me over already .
Happier snaps than the last.
Sorry for your loss. Congrats on your new little one.