by almag 23 Feb 2014

Sunday Breakfast. Welcome, Mr Red Lowrie!! Yesterday this parrot was feasting on the dandelions in my lawn area. I say 'area' because we don't water it during the hot, dry summer. It's actually pasture so there is an interesting rotation of 'weeds' throughout the year and the various native birds just love our place!!!

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by jid53 25 Feb 2014

How lucky are you to have these guys on your property. We sure are lucky to have such beautiful birdlife in Australia

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almag by almag 25 Feb 2014

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.

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by jrob Moderator 25 Feb 2014

So colorful and absolutely stunning! Is this the male? I know they are usually brighter.

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dennis999 by dennis999 25 Feb 2014

A statement of the obvious there, Mrs J. lol

Reaching for my tin hat...............................

almag by almag 25 Feb 2014

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.

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by sewilso 24 Feb 2014

Beautiful bird!

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almag by almag 24 Feb 2014

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.

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by gerryvb 24 Feb 2014

wow, beautiful birds!! thank you for sharing the pictures :)

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almag by almag 24 Feb 2014

My pleasure. I love taking photos of them - been spoilt by a wonderful SIL who gave me a brilliant camera.

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by manami 24 Feb 2014

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!

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almag by almag 24 Feb 2014

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.

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by pennifold 24 Feb 2014

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

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almag by almag 24 Feb 2014

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.

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by almag 24 Feb 2014

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.

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dennis999 by dennis999 24 Feb 2014

Thank you. Yes, they do love their baths

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by almag 23 Feb 2014

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.

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dennis999 by dennis999 24 Feb 2014

They are just beautiful birds.

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by hightechgrammy 23 Feb 2014

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??

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

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.

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by cfidl 23 Feb 2014

Wow! That is a beautiful bird!

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

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.

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by rescuer Moderator 23 Feb 2014

Beautiful bird!

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

Yes, we are very, very lucky to have a rich bird life on our property. The blue wrens are superb.

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by baydreamer 23 Feb 2014

wow how beautiful

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

He is, indeed, a beauty. Soon after his mate called and he flew off in a flurry of feathers into the gum trees.

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by grandmamek 23 Feb 2014

He is so pretty. What a joy to have a sight like this to see! Thank you for sharing.

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

I love sharing pictures of our birds and I'm glad you liked them.

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by dennis999 23 Feb 2014

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.

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

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.

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by asterixsew Moderator 23 Feb 2014

Oh this is beautiful

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

Beauty is what I needed yesterday morning and as the day wore on we had the most wonderful late/summer/nearly-autumn day.

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by noah 23 Feb 2014

Thee only real one i have seen is my neighbours bird and it just died it was 19 years old

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almag by almag 23 Feb 2014

They can live long lives in captivity and often become very spoilt family pets.

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