Sunday, 10 January 2010

Galahs in a Gum Tree

On a stroll down the Tin Can Bay Foreshore Birdwalk today, we came across this pair of Galahs checking out a nesting hollow. The Rainbow Lorikeet above them seemed a bit annoyed.

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Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla) - Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Rainbow - "Hey you pair, I was there first!"

"It seems about the right height off the ground"

"What do you think?" "Yes, it looks promising"

10 comments:

Larry said...

Gorgeous shots of the Galahs Neil. You have so many beautifully bright birds down there!

Neil said...

Thanks Larry they are a very beautiful bird.

mick said...

Very nice. A good morning I'd say!

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and captions. They are beautiful birds. It's not the same as in the wild but I saw the Lorikeet and Galahs and some others at the Australia exhibit in the Baltimore Aquarium yesterday.

Snail said...

My money's on the galahs to win the real estate battle between them and the lorikeets.

Wren said...

The lori should know that you have to move quickly when you find the right property for your home. Better luck next time, but meanwhile, more tales of the galahs!

Neil said...

Thanks Mick, Eileen, Snail and Wren I think I will back the Galahs as well.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

My vote goes to the Galahs as well. Lovely photos and very nice captions!

Eve said...

Haha... it seems an appropriate conversation for the birds to be having! ;)

Pretty little guys!

Kelly said...

...pastel pink and grey--what a gorgeous color combination, and one I never get to see here! Love all your birds...