Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 497 - Mulga Parrot

This is a Mulga Parrot (Psephotellus varius) a wonderfully colourful parrot that came down to the water point outside the hide I had access to in the Mallee in NW Victoria.

The bird had a very good wash, and then sat on a low twig to get its act together and generally tidy up its plumage.  I have to say I like this set of pictures.

In three weeks it will be 500 weeks since I started Wild Bird Wednesday - which feels pretty crazy I have to say.  I plan to do a 'special request' post for that week - so, if there are any birds you would like me to feature mention it in the comments over the next couple of posts, and I will see what I can do!  

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  1. Lovely set of photos of such a colourful bird. I hope all is well in your part of the world. Keep safe, cheers Diane

  2. Congratulations ahead of your 500! This is a popular memes so many of us enjoy every week. Here's to many many more Stewart

  3. Nearly 500 post. That's good going Stewart and we all appreciate your meme. How these birds are SO pretty and wonderful shots you got of them. Thanks for hosting, take care adn have a wonderful week ahead

  4. I'm curious as to specifically where you live, as you get an amazing range of birds. WA? But not Perth - somewhere regional? Congrats on 500. That's no mean feat these days. Beautiful shots as always.

    1. Hi there - I live in Melbourne, travel a reasonable amount in Victoria (prior to you know what!)and rarely holiday in urban areas. Used to have a few interstate and overseas work trips as well, but not for a while! In fact WA is an area I have not really visited. SM

  5. It is a stunning bird in a family where stunning can easily become an overworked adjective. In terms of birds I'd like you to feature, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo would occupy first place on my list. It is the first Australian bird I ever saw and it left me gobsmacked. It will always be very special to me.

  6. What a beauty. It must disappear in the trees!

  7. Beautiful little bird..Love the colors..No birdies to photograph until spring when I can hopefully get my feeders back up..Hope you are well...

  8. That is one colorful beauty! Wonderful photographs, Stewart!

  9. These are fantastic shots! Almost 500? That's amazing - congrats!

  10. Hello Stewart, :=) I also like this series of photos! :=) Who wouldn't, they are all lovely shots. The Mulga Parrot is, like most Australian Parrots, a beautiful and colourful bird.

    It will be difficult to choose one bird in particular, but I'll get back to you when I have decided.
    All the best.