2 November 2009

feathered friends

cross lorikeet
A rather cross lorikeet, squawking at me self-righteously. I wasn't filling up the bird feeder fast enough in his opinion.

Rosella
A pair of rosellas have been visiting lately. They tink politely at each other and take it in turns.

King Parrot in the birdfeeder this afternoon
And this afternoon a King Parrot let me get very very close.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous

Kirsten said...

Such beautiful birds come to your feeder!

ThirdCat said...

I'm sorry I told you off now (even though I can't see the photos on account of flickr being blocked here and all - at least I'm assuming that's why I can't see your photos, could be some other weirdness - it's that kind of place)

Tracee said...

It's amazing that you get such beautiful birds to your feeder. Living in Vermont, I love the chickadees, wrens, sparrows , finches and cardinals, but they seem rather blah looking at the reds and blues and greens of your visitors.Perhaps some day I'll see them in person...

herhimnbryn said...

The stunning colours of Australia. Have been here 8 years and I am still totally amazed when I see birds come to the water bowls.

Beautiful images Soup lady. Did you get really close or employ a zoom lense?

Elizabeth said...

Such colourful birds!
I have a blue jay that squawks when the feeder needs filling. The cheeky thing sits on a tree branch on the other side of the stream and lets me have it, loud and clear when he sees me in the kitchen through the window!

zephyr said...

oh. my.
How amazing to see such visitors!
i'm always dazzled by our gold finches in their summer plummage, and the occasional brilliance that visits us in the form of orioles--but your Australian feathered friends are stunners!!

Knitcoach said...

The birds at my feeder in San Jose don't have much color at all, so thanks for sharing!

Renee' said...

Such color at your bird feeders! Most of ours are muddy colors, with the occasional red cardinal and blue jay to spice things up. Wow!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So , a King parrot dropped in for nibbles . To keep my end up , I must say there's a robin two doors down .
But now , thanks to you , I enjoyed the exotic bird visit too !

6p00d8341bfaea53ef said...

We have goldfinches and chickadees and nuthatches and crows and red-winged blackbirds (emphasis on the BLACK) and blue jays and the occasional oriole or cardinal. But they are nothing compared to the tropical colorfulness that you have at your feeder. Wow!

alice c said...

Well...that puts our little robin in his place.

gis said...

lovely birds!

eurolush said...

What fabulous parrot photos!

How lucky are you to have such amazing birds at your feeder?

They put our common wrens and finches to shame!

I'm sending this immediately to my mother, who will love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the birds are AMAZING round here. Well, my family and I ended up moving to Monbulk and my kids already have King Parrots coming onto the back porch that let them touch them while they eat out of their hands. They don't let the adults get as close though.
Victoria

Meggie said...

The Lorikeets used to come & tap on the window for their seeds. The Rosellas were more polite.
Now the bloody Indian Myna's have driven them all away.