Sunday, 21 June 2009

Pale-headed Rosella

I just love to sit on our verandah to watch and listen to the birds that visit our garden. On this occasion we had a visit from a group of Pale-headed Rosella's, one of our many colourful parrot species.
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Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus palliceps)





One of the hazards of bird photography, a quick fly-past by a Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

20 comments:

mick said...

Nice photos. I wish those Rosellas came down my way.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick one day they might.

Tarzan said...

Well done on the Rosella's mum bet you were stalking them all day to get a pic

gwendolen said...

LOL @ the hazard :-)

Wren said...

Lovely birds to have hanging about - I don't know what you do about the camera hog in the last frame - that one's as bad as some people. :)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Beautiful birds, those Rosellas. Of course, the friarbirds had to steal the show. :-)

Neil said...

Thanks Tarzan, not as long as you think,they are around almost every day.
Thanks Gwendolen,Wren, Bob & Cynthia I guess there is always one in every crowd.

madahmas said...

Cute birds. Would like to see one. I thought I saw a yellow coloured bird past once but not sure what type. Mostly lorikeets around here.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Nice to see a 'pale-headed'. We don't get 'em down here. We do get 'picture hogs', (NMiners), though.
Gouldiae.

Neil said...

Thanks Madahmas and Gouldiae for your comments.

Larry Jordan said...

What an incredibly colorful bird Neil. Very nice captures. You even got the red, undertail coverts on the first picture. Otherwise, I would have never known of that field marking (just in case I ever make it down under for a birding trip);-)

Neil said...

Thanks Larry hope you can make it out here one day the bird life is many and varied in our area of Queensland.

chat to text said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon. These birds are so amazing. What a thrill to have this as a garden...I wish I had this to enjoy everyday

Nice pictures

Neil said...

Thanks Chat to text for your comments. They are beautiful birds.

Tabib said...

Beautiful Rosella, lovely colours.

Neil said...

Thanks Tabib for your comments.

Kelly said...

...I can't imagine having a gorgeous bird like this just fly up in my back yard. Such a sweetie!

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly they are great to have around the place.

dAwN said...

What gorgeous birds..wow, so colorful.Nice photos!

Neil said...

Thanks Dawn they are beautiful.