Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 321 - Crimson Rosellas (in the rain)

The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) is, to say the least, showy.   It shows a range of colours over its range, but the ones in my part of the world fall into the Crimson Type! Elsewhere they run to yellow and orange.

As you can see from these pictures these birds were feeding on the ground in the rain. I rather like the way the raindrops have beaded on the feathers.  The light was pretty dull for these pictures, but I do like them.

These pictures were taken at Wilsons Promontory National Park - which is very close to being my favourite place.  I'm going there (again) this weekend!







As ever, to join in with WBW just click on the link below (and this week I will remember to put it there!)  Cheers - SM





25 comments:

Brian King said...

Gorgeous colors!

Rhodesia said...

Such a beautiful bird, you are lucky having so many colourful birds in Australia. Enjoy your week, cheers Diane

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

wow... such a colorful bird.... beautiful.
have a great day

Margaret Adamson said...

BEAUTIFUL COOURS IN THE FEATHERS. Thaks for hosting and have a good week.

David Gascoigne said...

Australia is certainly blessed with a stunning array of psittacids, all exotic in their individual ways.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
adorable! YAM xx

italiafinlandia said...

A very pretty and showy bird.
Happy hunting for next weekend!

Marie Smith said...

What a show-off! A beauty!

Florida Farm Girl said...

These really are pretty birds. The raindrops do add another dimension.

Martha Z said...

Such beautiful birds!

Emma said...

Great photos! And have fun at the Prom!

Cloudia said...

Awesome Thanks!🌺

DougPhoto2009 said...

Stewart, the Crimson Rosellas is a colorful bird. Thanks for sharing.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

such gorgeous colours

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

holy moly these guys are bootiful

Andy Wilson said...

What a stunning bird.

Ranten said...

It looks very colorful for me, who does not have parrots in the garden :-))

Beth said...

Amazing! I think your parrots top my hummingbirds Stewart!

Linda said...

What a bright bird!

BumbleVee said...

Such sweet looks ....

Lady Fi said...

Awww - so gorgeous!

Marcia said...

Is that bird real? Such a colorful thing.

Glad to see your comment set up allows me to comment. Having blogger sign in issues.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the most colorful birds. These are beautiful.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos with us. The blue and red coloring is so beautiful. Even the line design on their wings is really all-inspiring to look at. Hope you have a great time when you go visit there again this weekend. Have fun.
World of Animals

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These birds have such beautiful colours, I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

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