Tuesday, 19 April 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Green Rosella.

Just spent a wet and rather wild week in Tasmania – one of the endemic species found down there is this parrot – the Green Rosella. Saw these by the road side, hit the brakes and rushed out – two shots later they were gone. The first picture was not worth the memory it occupied – but I was rather pleased with this one. Splendid birds with a bell like voice. I heard them far more often than I saw them, which always seems strange for such a colourful beast.











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Enjoy the birds!

13 comments:

BirdingMaine said...

WOW, awesome looking birds. Great captures!

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing.

Frank said...

A very striking and colourful parrot.

BTW the garden was invaded by numerous Ring-necked Parakeets this afternoon ... all feeders now empty!

eileeninmd said...

They are so colorful and pretty. Great birds and photos. Thanks for sharing.

mick said...

Nice photos of the Rosellas , Stewart. That's one bird I'd like to see and photograph.

Bill S. said...

Lovely birds. Sounds like you still had a good time even though it was wet.

Springman said...

Lucky you've got that quick trigger finger Stewart. Great catch!

RBenz said...

Great birds. Sometimes a quick shot works. The most important shot is in your own memory. Now the birds are in my memory. Thanks for sharing.

Gary said...

Are they ever impressive birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot! They are beautiful birds.

Sondra said...

OH good that got a great shot of them...SO colorful and large too!!

Fotokarusellen said...

Beautiful birds and great colors. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice easter.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Seeing a couple of those right now would make this gray, rainy deal seem a bit more cheerful.