Monday, 8 September 2014

Back Yard Birds

Next month Birdlife Australia are holding the inaugural Aussie Backyard Bird Count 20-26 October for more info visit -

These are some of the birds seen recently in our backyard.

What are the chances these birds will show up during bird week?
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

Australian King-Parrot (M&F) (Alisterus scapularis)
Australian King Parrot (Male)
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) (Juveniles)

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

 King Parrot (Female)
For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.


Christian Perrin said...

Wow! To have those beauties visit my garden would be amazing! Must be lots of shrubbery around to have Double-barred Finches living there. Although I daresay for the survey, they'll be suddenly replaced with some Mynahs and Turtle-doves? ;)

mick said...

A great series of photos of beautiful birds. I wish some of those would turn up in my yard - especially the Pale-headed Rosella!

bettyl-NZ said...

These are some wonderfully colorful birds! I can't wait to visit Australia in the near future to see them for myself.

Pete Shanley said...

Marvellous collection. I'll definitely be ticking starlings, mynas, noisy miners (but most days will have rainbow lorikeets, pied currawong, grey butcherbird - it's not all misery)

TexWisGirl said...

love the 'owl finches' aka the double-barred. had a pair many years back. sad they were probably captured and imported with the pet trade.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds! The colourful parrots are always a favorite of mine.

Janice Adcock said...

Really interesting birds. Great shots.

June Caedmon said...

Interesting to see that the Australian King Parrot is different male to female with their plumage, like the Eclectus parrots. Great captures, I hope you have a successful survey day!