Tuesday, 28 June 2011

World Bird Wednesday - King Parrot.

Go on, just one more parrot, please Stewart!

OK, OK, but promise you'll go to sleep after I show you one more parrot!

Yes Stewart, we promise!

Well here are some King Parrots. You can find them in the hills behind Melbourne. They used to be common in some of the towns that were burnt to the ground in the Black Saturday fires - so although they are genuinely splendid birds, they do carry some ghosts.














































You can find heaps more splendid birds here at World Bird Wednesday.




You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention button on the RHS of this page.

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful and colorful birds. I would never get tired of seeing your photos of these parrots. Great shots and thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

They really are splendidly colourful birds. Odd that in over 20 years in Melbourne and wandering the bush I had never seen them until we stayed in Omeo. After that I saw them next in Noogee sitting like tame birds at the outdoor restaurant tables. Now, whenever we go bush in Vic., there they are. Is it just a matter of perception?
Beautifully photographed Stewart. That red and green are not so easy to capture.

Andrew said...

An absolute beauty... lovely images of your oh so colourful bird.
Many thanks for sharing.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful captures of these beautiful, colorful birds! Was a lot of their habitat destroyed in the fires?

Springman said...

Splendid Stewart, and yes, I promise to go to sleep now! You wouldn't catch me complaining if you showed parrots for the next hundred years. Loved Arija's comments too, perception is the secret to finding birds.
Cheers to you good Sir on this fine post!

holdingmoments said...

Stunners Stewart. I love seeing all these parrots you have there.

texwisgirl said...

now that i've seen the parrots, i can go to bed. :) thank you!

NatureFootstep said...

Earlier I thought that parrots were boring birds. But when I was in CR I started to appreciate them. Love those shots.

NF F├ąglar/Birds
Birds in Costa Rica

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

BirdingMaine said...

What a beautiful and colorful Parrot! Great captures Stewart!

mick said...

They are beautiful birds which I have seen occasionally right in my garden.

Sondra said...

What a brilliant bird!! I would die if I saw one of these in my yard--break my neck running for the camera--lol

Jean said...

It floors me that you get to see these cool birds very day. Thanks for sharing!!!

Pat Ulrich said...

So cool -- awesome shots!

Hilke Breder said...

Gorgeous! Such lovely colors! I would love to travel to Australia just to see the birds!