Monday, 25 July 2011

Pale-headed Rosella

It was a very foggy start to the morning when I was told "quick there is a Pale-headed Rosella on the wires leading to our next door neighbors house". Lucky for me it flew into our Mango tree near the backdoor where the fog was not so thick, and not looking into the sun as it came up.

Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)

If I duck my head down they might not see me

Looks like it did not work, I'll just have to leave.

15 comments:

mick said...

Oh, lucky, lucky you! You know that's one I really want to see and photograph!

Neil said...

Thanks Mick that one was for you.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great bird - not one to be seen down here in Melbourne!

I think I'm a little bit green!

CHeers - Stewart M

holdingmoments said...

You have some great looking birds over there Neil.

Pat said...

Lucky for you, you were able to grab your camera before they took off! They're beautiful birds!

NatureFootstep said...

I think it was very well hidden. It was really hard to see what it looked like. I can see from the coments that it is a rare one. So congrats! :)

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, what a beauty this is! It pays to be in the right place at the right time, when we can make it happen. Love these shots...

eileeninmd said...

Great sighitng and bird! I am glad you got the photos of this cute bird to show us.

Jean said...

Super shots!This pretty bird looks similar to Parakeets. Are they in the same family?

Springman said...

Excellent sighting! You had to be on the ball to get these wonderful shots. Congrats!

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nicole said...

Lucky you!
What a Beauty!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Not sure which I'm jealous of more...the bird or the fact that you have a mango tree.

JM said...

Awesome! You have such great birds in Australia.

Neil said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.