Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Couldn't Resist

While working on the deck today the Crimson Rosellas were not shy about flying in for their birdseed. I was able to get to within about a metre of them. For a couple of days we've had a Crimson Rosella quite happily sharing the feeder with an Eastern Rosella. The rosellas are almost invariably in pairs but you don't often see a pair of mixed breeds.





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15 comments:

susan said...

What beautiful tropical-looking birds you have there! From all the flowers and birds, and mild winter you just had, this must be paradise!

Motherkitty said...

I must get a feeder like that. Beautiful, gorgeous birds.

Maureen said...

Simply stunning! We have some nice birds in the UK but nothing like that! I get excited when I see goldfinches on our feeders.

Norvona said...

How beautiful! But I guess my eyes are just getting tooooo old. I can't see any difference in the birds. :-) Maybe a little more color on one...maybe?

Alice said...

Norvona - your eyesight is just perfect. This is a pair of Crimson Rosellas - no discernable difference at all, except maybe that the male is slightly brighter than the female (what a stupid world birds live in .. lol). The mixed couple didn't visit today.

Tammy said...

they are Beautiful...how blessed you are to have such beautiful birds so near!
:-D
thanks for being a great friend!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You have such lovely birds there including the Cockatoo of the previous post and also the two different rosella's. Your birds are much more colorful than our birds.

Sonia said...

What an amazing and colour birds! They are just gorgeous!

Shell said...

They're beautiful!!!!

meggie said...

Hi Alice, Have come here via your comments on My Float.
I love your photos, have enjoyed them immensely.
I will visit again!

PEA said...

Oh my, what beautiful birds and you got such great shots of them!! It's still a mystery to me why the male birds are always more colourful than the females...certainly not like that where humans are concerned! lol Hugs xoxo

sharonkay said...

Oh the colors of the birds are beautiful and so glad your camera was handy......another beautiful picture Alice...

Suse said...

I have a bird feeder like that outside my study window and often get rosellas visiting. Now I'll have to go check whether they're crimson or Eastern!

We get swift parrots too (which are endangered) and king parrots. Today I just had currawongs. Not quite as colourful, but wonderfully acrobatic.

Shell said...

Yay! I love these birds - my grandpa used to have two called Willie and Winnie and they would bob their head up and down and talk to you sometimes. What wonderful visitors!

Kerri said...

I love seeing the wonderful colors in these birds. Our birds are beginning to come a little more often now that the weather is beginning to get cooler. We had a chickadee and some gold finches this morning.