Tag Archives: parrots

Pretty Parrot…

5 Jul
Crimson Rosella eating

Crimson Rosella eating

Australia has been fittingly described as the Land of Parrots.

From cockatoos in white or black to Lorikeets and budgerigars: we have some extraordinarily engaging types.

Here’s a photograph I took of a Crimson Rosella as he was gathering nectar at the local park.

Enjoy!

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I Spy…

2 Jul
I Spy!

I Spy!

I spy…

This inquisitive Cockatoo has chosen well his vantage point.

If only he could talk, what fun we could have!

But nevertheless, just to see him makes my day.

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I Spy: A Lorikeet Ponders

29 May
I Spy!

I Spy!

I spy!

What an advantageous spot!

This beautifully-feathered Rainbow Lorikeet has ample opportunity to admire the scenery and ponder his next action.

Enjoy this glimpse at the life of a wild Australian parrot!

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The Queen of Parrots?

30 Apr
Female King Parrot

Female King Parrot

Now and again I spot a magnificently-coloured male King Parrot high in the trees at our local park. Even less frequently, though, do I see the female of the species.

Although she’s rather less flashy than her suitors, she still strikes me as a very pretty bird. Her subtle greens and quieter reds give her more camouflage than the males.

Enjoy!

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Nesting Lorikeets in the Sydney Bushland

29 Apr
Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

One of my favourite sights is wild Australian parrots. Every kind is unique and lovely to look at, from the small budgerigars through to the majestic Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Recently in the local park I spotted a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets tending to nesting duties. Naturally I grabbed my camera and started shooting.

Here is one of the results.

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The Smiling Cockatoo

27 Apr
Smiling Cockatoo

Smiling Cockatoo

I cannot help but think that this cockatoo is smiling.

His cheeky grin seems to lighten up the scene.

(I know that there’s more than one bird in the photo, but I’m guessing you’ll recognise it.)

It’s lovely to live so near to where these beautiful birds hang out.

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Another Mystery: Birdwatchers, Help!

22 Apr

2013_0301imagefacebook0088Another mystery is on my hands.

Today I sorted through some photos and came across this.

Sure, it’s a parrot…But what is it?

I’m guessing it’s a Rainbow Lorikeet. Problem is, that it’s taken at an angle unfamiliar to me.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

The first three responses can chose from a pdf of ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ or ‘Long and Short Australian Stories’. Each of these titles contains a selection of romantic tales. Please state in your comment which title you would like.

So, if your penchant extends to both bird identification and Australian Short Stories, what are you waiting for?

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What’s for Lunch? A Galah Finds Out…

21 Apr

What’s for lunch?

I’m guessing an assortment of grass seeds…

This menu may seem dull to us, but I suppose it’s a smorgasbord if you’re a Galah.

There’s nothing nicer than seeing our beautiful Australian parrots living free. Recently I spotted a small flock near our home.

These pretty birds are fairly large and are sometimes kept as pets. They are wonderful talkers. But for my money they’re best in the wild, free and untamed.

A wild Galah

A wild Galah

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Enjoy!

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A Sight for Sore Eyes: A Crimson Rosella

5 Apr
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

A sights for sore eyes: a Crimson Rosella.

These strikingly-coloured birds brighten my day.

I see them far less frequently than their beautiful relatives, the Rainbow Lorikeets, and whenever I do their presence cheers me.

Parrots are such interesting creatures.

What better way to observe them than in their natural environment?

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What a Wonderful Life…

1 Apr
Rainbow Lorikeet in a Gum Tree

Rainbow Lorikeet in a Gum Tree

What a wonderful life!

This delightful Rainbow Lorikeet looks so alive and interested in its surroundings. And why wouldn’t it be? With friends galore, he (or she) need never be lonely. With abundant food of the freshest and most natural kind on hand, there’s a potential smorgasbord of healthy delights.

Although I see these birds quite often, their beauty and antics will, I’m sure, continue  to enchant me.

Australia truly is the Land of Parrots!

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