01 February 2012

Cockatoos and Parrots

Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea

Captured  on an early morning walk, this Little Corella, feasting on those fruits in someone's front garden.


this one was on a reserve by the lake, along-with

these two, the one in front would seem to be one of the not-so-common Long-Billed Corellas Cacatua tenuirostris.  Only thinking that because of the brilliant chest-feathers, since male and female of the other apparently have the same plumage.

King Parrot at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria

 Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans, taken at Jenolan Caves, Blue Mntns, N.S.W.




Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius when there had been a feeder-stn here; removed ultimately because it also attracted a few of the sneeky (introduced), Common Mynah birds; not a desirable bird.  I'm working at trying to get more recent photos of the rosellas around here, but they're especially timid.

Out on a limb, only just in range, you get the idea.....


(cropped) ..I'll keep striving for closer





 Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus, taken through perspex window at Blackbutt Nature Reserve, Blackbutt, N.S.W., ...it was a cold morning, and they'd been snoozing.


 Galah Cacatua roseicapilla, seen at the same reserve by the lake, as the corellas up top.

and finally, the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita.  I've got a single blog-post worth of photographs of these to share some time.

upstairs, and downstairs

and the Penthouse suite.  Aren't they amazing; they must have nerves of steel.

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21 comments:

Gary said...

What incredible colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Giga said...

Przepiękne zdjęcia kolorowych bardziej lub mniej ptaków. Są też w różnych miejscach - śliczne. Pozdrawiam. *** Beautiful color photos of more or less birds. They are also in various places - beautiful. Yours.

Andrew Fulton said...

Beautiful birds to see Carole.. your images are fantastic... my son visited Oz a couple of years ago and was amazed at some of the byirds he saw (no interest himself but he knew I would like to hear all about it).
Re a video of the squirrels, what a great idea.
I have lots of pics of them and video clips of my little garden mice but none as I can recall of the squirrels... I will give it a go xxxx

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Carole, these photos are gorgeous! I can't imagine being able to see birds like this in your yard! Birds fascinate me! I love nature so much. Thanks for sharing these amazing creatures with us.
Hugs, Cindy

TexWisGirl said...

your 'everyday' birds are wonderfully 'exotic' to us, statesiders. :)

Karin M. said...

A very nice series of these colorful birds....gorgeous...
Best regards, Karin

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have so many beautiful, interesting birds there. We don't see anything like there where I live.
The photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, your birds are just amazing and beautiful. I love the colors and those big parrots are so cool. You are so lucky to see these birds in the wild. Thanks for sharing, awesome pic's.

Ann Martin said...

Wonderful photos! I enjoyed your little tour very much.

Nadege, said...

Gorgeous captures. The King Parrot has such wonderful plumage.

heyBJK said...

The Corellas and Rosellas are just beautiful! It's nice to see birds I've never seen before. Great pictures, Carole!

mick said...

That's a really beautiful series of parrots and cockies. It reminds me of how many of the 'common' ones I have yet to photograph.

Arija said...

What a lovely post of our common parrots. The only ones I have to go to Victoria for are the eastern sauce rosella and the crimson rosella, the Adelaide rosella we have in over abundance.
Great shots.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of pictures. We really do live in the land of parrots!

Stewart M - Melbourne.

joo said...

They are beautiful birds, and here we can see them only in ZOO!

Carletta said...

I can only imagine being able to see these in the wild. I would be ecstatic just to see them and to get the photos you did. :)
Lovely series!

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful birds to see in the wild!

Sharyl said...

Carole, I haven't been commenting on every post, because I have so many thoughts running through my head that I'm a bit speechless for a change! I think you can see how much your photos mean to those of us in the U.S. as well as to your fellow Australians. Please keep sending us more! You have quite a following now!

RosC said...

You've done well with the bird photos, Carole. It takes time and opportunism to get them I think. I had a young Kooka on the clothes line the other day - I'll share a photo I took of him.

Thanks for coming by so quickly! Good to connect again :-)
Ros.

Larry said...

All beautiful birds Carole. The Crimson Rosella is breathtaking. Great photos!

Jan Castle said...

You have such beautiful birds! Absolutely amazing...
Jan