Friday, 23 June 2017

Bird Bath Birds -- Australian King Parrot

These birds visit during winter and often have a quick pitstop at the bird baths. All these images were taken from the same vantage point -- a 25cm-wide opening in the patio doors. The bird bath is about 6 metres away.

Australian King Parrot Alisterus scapularis

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Block Birds -- Crimson Rosella

Whilst I was checking a boundary fence on my block, three of these delightful birds with a lovely call and magnificent colouring visited a patch of grass just a few metres away and started to eat the seed of a millet-type grass. I stood there and kept taking pictures. I have also learnt from the June edition of Australian Birdlife that 85% of large parrots are left-footed!

Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans