Thursday, August 09, 2007

Visitors

The 'house in a tree' has a pair of Crimson Rosellas visiting frequently. As well as coming for the food, at least one of them finds its way into the house Richard built and hung in a eucalypt tree in the back yard.
We hope we have babies this Spring (well, parrot babies as least).

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26 comments:

Val said...

Heh heh, well you wouldn't want to be expecting any of the human kind of babies.

PEA said...

I always find it so fascinating that in Australia you have parrots flying around wild....over here the only time we see parrots is in a zoo!! Are they considered pests or are they pretty likeable birds? I so love all their colours!! xox

Kerri said...

Following on from Val's comment...well, yes you would...as long as they're your childrens' children...right? :) But perhaps now isn't the right time. But later..........the more, the merrier!
Ross just said it must be nice to have such beautiful birds in your yard...but then, of course, we do...he said...just not as colourful.
That's a nice nest box that Richard built.
I hope you do get to see some babies!
Great pictures Alice!! (including the new profile pic).

Catherine said...

It looks like a Growing Delight!!
Beautiful birds...flowers...photos....enjoyed my first visit to your site....

Alice said...

PEA - the parrots are generally fairly well behaved birds, Carole, and not as destructive as the large white cockatoos. Although they do have an annoying habit of destroying my geraniums, both in the hanging baskets and in the garden. They don't actually eat any of the plant, they just keep 'pruning' it until it's cut right down to ground level.

Seeing Anew said...

What a joy it must be to have such colorful visitors in your garden! It's hard to comprehend how they just fly freely around your home - here people pay hundreds of dollars to have them as pets!

jellyhead said...

Aren't they pretty? We don't get the Crimson Rosellas here.

Are you sure you only want baby parrots? Surely you could do with another grandchild, too! (Course, it may be a bit late to order a spring baby, unless Shelly's been dressing in oversized tops and has a big secret to tell you!)

catsmum said...

I just love the Crimson Rosellas. There's a glorious looking trio that come visit within five minutes of the feeder being filled. Of course I wasn't so thrilled when they nipped off about fifty of my daffs in Spring of 05. Those ones didn't flower last year and I blame the parrots for depriving them of all that 'die-back' nutrition. Shall be interesting to see if they flower this year.
btw love the new photo - the haircut is much 'edgier'

Alice said...

Catsmum - I guess the photo to which you were referring was the one I've just removed. I hate all my photos so I'm going to buy some cheap glasses, knock the lenses out and use them for photos. All halfway decent photos of me seem to have my eyes 'flashed' out with light reflections off my glasses. I guess nobody is ever happy with their own photos.

Tanya said...

I'm not sure if you'll get babies from them - the one with green on it looks to still be a juvenile (they don't lose the green until they're about 7 years old). Trivia I learnt from working at the animal park....

Kerri said...

I guess I wouldn't enjoy those birdies quite so much if they pruned my geraniums to the ground!

In transit said...

Kerthunk. Homesickness.
Great photos though! Can almost hear them from here.

Peggy said...

I would love to wake up each morning to parrots! They are so beautiful

Alice said...

Sorry, Shannon, didn't mean to make you homesick.

Margaret said...

Oh, how I love your site! You and I are such kindred spirits.

I'm planning on some bird nesting boxes soon. Did you build them yourselves? I don't want to pay for them if I can do it myself. Recently, I constructed a ringtail possum drey and am waiting for tenants.

Hope you'll drop by my blog.

Cheers,

Margaret

T*mmy said...

I don't know how in the world I missed this post unless Bloglines had a blip or something...grr!!
What beautiful birds you have in your area!! I bet the eucalypt tree smells divine!
:)

Michael Manning said...

A great addition! :)

meggie said...

We used to have a Rosella visit us, but havent seen if now for years. Even the Lorikeets have gone, since we took down the old wooden pergola.
There are just lots of dratted Indian Mynah birds...how I detest them.

Joni said...

Hey there Alice! I love your blog, thanks for visiting mine. (Secret hello to meggie above!)

farmingfriends said...

These birds are so colourful. SAra from farmingfriends

Zoey said...

It must be wonderful to see such beautiful birds right outside your window every day. Like, Pea, we only see them in a zoo.

Lee-ann said...

O! Alice how lovely and to think they enjoy the bird house too. We have in the garden here at the moment to kookaburras "husband and wife"? we hope!! ((smiles))

Thank you again for your wonderful advise that I have taken and now the sample pots are being tried to see the colours on our walls....one question Alice, why do they never look like the chipps on the colour chats lol lol lol! I'll keep looking.

thank you for your lovely blog posts my friend.
Lee-ann

Kylee said...

What beautiful birds those are!

Merle said...

Hi Alice ~~ Great photos of the lovely Rosellas. They are so colourful. I mostly have blackbirds here, and sometimes a kookaburra or two or a Willy Wagtail.
Thanks for your comments about my map. Overseas people, particularly Europeans have no idea of the vastness of this land. I hope your week is going well. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Isabelle said...

Goodness, all your colours are so bright! Lovely garden - hope you get it like that again. I just can't imagine looking out of the window and seeing parrots...

Those hundreds of sweet peas will look and smell fantastic. I usually plant about 15 and think I'm doing well!

Gina E. said...

Oh Alice, aren't they lovely! We have the Crimsons passing through our yard occasionally, but I doubt if there are any nests in the vicinity. The Rainbow Lorikeets around here seem to have staked their claim as far as nesting goes.