How lucky are you to have these guys on your property. We sure are lucky to have such beautiful birdlife in Australia
I think so, too, and they afford an immense amount of pleasure to us. DHDon planted native trees and bushes nearly 40 years ago to attract the birds and they are now well established here..... many different birds as well as seasonal ones, like the robin redbreast that sits on my clothesline once a year.
So colorful and absolutely stunning! Is this the male? I know they are usually brighter.
A statement of the obvious there, Mrs J. lol
Reaching for my tin hat...............................
I'm not sure about this bird .... when it flew off its mate looked to be the same colouring. The female usually has a green patch near her tail feathers.
Yes. We have birds with such superb colouring here but more especially we are lucky to have a few acres where DHDon planted native trees and bushes many years ago and now the birds have moved in to give up so much pleasure.
wow, beautiful birds!! thank you for sharing the pictures :)
My pleasure. I love taking photos of them - been spoilt by a wonderful SIL who gave me a brilliant camera.
They are beautiful Alma! I haven't seen these yet. I have cockatoos coming for their food(sunflower seeds) for 2 years already. I love birds!
We have flocks of cockatoos living in the pine forest across the road - yellow-tailed black cockatoos, red-tailed ones, and those pesky corellas. They fly off each day into town to search for food and return at sundown. Each summer they eat our orchard fruit before it's really ripe - we haven't had much fruit for years.
Aren't they stunning Alma? I love all the bird life we have here in Aus. We get a lot of Parrots, Galahs and the Rosellas too, but we don't often get to see these gorgeous guys. Love Chris
Every time I hear the kookaburras laugh or talk I think of you and your little family that lives each season in the gum tree by your deck. Right now there's a busy kookaburra warning off some other bird in the tall gum trees across our back lawn.
While I'm at it I might as well post this picture of what I saw from my bedroom window one morning quite early. Eastern Rosellas, or Rainbow Lorikeets, having their morning bath in the bird bath in the front garden..... another one for Dennis.
Thank you. Yes, they do love their baths
New picture for Dennis. Skinny-dipping Lowries.
These are typical Red Lory parrots as compared with the Red Lowry parrots that have more deep blue on them, but we have all kinds on our property.
They are just beautiful birds.
Oh My! How I would love to see him in the wild!! He is gorgeous. People buy them here in pet stores and they are expensive. They can be taught to talk! Where do you live??
These birds are quite delightful in the wild and their antics are fetching and amusing.
These little fellows can be quite noisy and they can talk, all right. They can also fall in love with one or other of the house-people and can become very jealous of anyone else who pays attention to their 'lover'.... :}
I live in south-eastern South Australia just over the border into Victoria on a lovely little farm, 'peaceful and tranquil', according to some builders we had some years ago, far away from the madding crowd and car smells.
Wow! That is a beautiful bird!
I snapped him through our patio window (thank you, dear cleaning lady, who is a professional and so the window is always clean these days!) and then 'blew' him up so you could all see how lovely he was.
Yes, we are very, very lucky to have a rich bird life on our property. The blue wrens are superb.
wow how beautiful
He is, indeed, a beauty. Soon after his mate called and he flew off in a flurry of feathers into the gum trees.
He is so pretty. What a joy to have a sight like this to see! Thank you for sharing.
I love sharing pictures of our birds and I'm glad you liked them.
Gorgeous birds. I used to keep golden mantelled rosellas and rainbow lorikeets several years back. They are amongst the most beautiful birds when in flight as a flock. I understand that the farmers are not too keen on them because of the damage that they can do to crops. My favourite rainbow lorikeet, I named Dubbo after a town? in Auss.
Thank you for sharing these pictures.
This guy isn't a rainbow lorikeet but we do have them in the garden, too. It isn't a red lori, either. He's actually a Crimson Rosella and often called a Red Lowry and we have several pairs that live in our driveway island and in the bush trees around the place. They are not tame but they do know they are safe here and seem to be quite unafraid of people and their wanderings around the garden. They also skinny-dip in the bird bath (see new picture).
We have 5 acres of land and the house block has native gardens back and front where the birds build their condos.
Oh this is beautiful
Beauty is what I needed yesterday morning and as the day wore on we had the most wonderful late/summer/nearly-autumn day.