I was having lunch on the weekend when I heard the silver whistle of Eastern Rosellas (Platycercus eximius) in the tress just outside the kitchen window. There were two birds there eating the seeds of the Silver birch trees the grow between us and out next door neighbours.
The birds were very settled, but there was no way for me to photograph them other than through our winter-dirty window. One must push on in these circumstances.
So, these pictures are not as sharp as I would like them - but they were the highlight of a lock-down weekend.
It may have been a better idea if this parrot had been called the South Eastern Parrot, as that more accurately describes its distribution. I have seen them in my garden more often in the past few weeks than ever before - maybe the appreciate the reduction in bustle on the streets.
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Stay Safe. SM
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A beautifully coloured bird Stewart. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
Mine is more artistic than scientific this week. The short video is a V of flying Canada Geese. Have a good week, SReplyDelete
Whatever it is called, Stewart, it is a wonderful bird - even through grimy winter windows.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous colors on these birds! Beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
golly, how I miss the Aussie birds... YAM xx
That is certainly ornate plumage. No need to worry about feather detail-- it is the color which makes the difference!ReplyDelete
Great photos, even if they are taken through the window!ReplyDelete
What a spectacular creature. Great photos even with the window in between.ReplyDelete
You're lucky to have these guys visiting you during lockdown! Not a backyard bird for me unfortunately : (ReplyDelete
Nice to see this colourful bird. A welcome visitor indeed.ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best for your lockdown.
Wow, so colorful! Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
A beauty of bird... Happy weekend ahead..ReplyDelete
I find it hard to conceive of such a multi coloured bird in the wild! We find even two colours on a bird wonderful here in Ontario. How lucky you are to see such sights.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful bird..Cheerful in its colors..Pretty..ReplyDelete
What a beautiful bird, well done. Cheers DianeReplyDelete
exactly right, in such a case the dirty windows don't matter, the colors of the bird still come across very nicely, definitely because of the window :-))