26 July 2012

Galahs

I'd really hoped to have some fun photos of the galahs that'd landed in this big old angophora tree out the back, in the bush corridor. Even with the tele-converter lens on, and unfortunately, also fighting against a lot of glare, no luck. The distance is just too great to get a good image under those conditons, and the pics had too much noise factor. 

Arrow marks position where galahs were (you'll see at bottom of this post)

It's a tree where I've taken photographs of various birds, parrots, cockatoos, from this window position, even on branches higher up.  At the bottom right of this photo you can see the wintering crepe-myrtle tops where I'd snapped the female rosella the other day.


This photo taken from a lower pathway in the back garden looking over the tibouchinas, and up to the tree. 



This one I kept just to share the moment, as the galahs flew to the sliced-off hole in a limb, which had eventuated from council-workers on a cherry-picker some years ago, when they were severing 'dangerous limbs'.  They put on quite a display of bobbing up and down and cleaning out the hole, singing out; quaint parrots they are.  Pink and grey is an eye-catching combination!

10 comments:

Grandma C's Place said...

What pretty birds!

Francisca said...

Fun sighting. These parrots look almost like candy!

schöngeist for two said...

*wow* was für Prachttiere ... wunderschön!
Schönen Tag..
Lieben Gruss Elke

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous birds! It looks like they have pink coloration. The second photo with the flowers is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

These are amazing birds Carole! How lucky you are to have this sort of bird just flying around. Incredible!

TexWisGirl said...

such cool birds! i bet they were neat to watch!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is good for someone every once in awhile to present you with a photographic challenge. At least you got that one shot so that I knew what a galah was without having to Google it.

Les fous du cap said...

Come see for yourself, you'll see the "CCC" is truly a magical place ;-)
Beautiful pictures...
Céline & Philippe

Micha S. said...

Beautiful photos! And nice to see some colored birds ours are mostly black and white...

Have a nice day!

Micha

Jan Castle said...

Galah...sounds like a cheer I should add to my vocabulary! Good capture Carole...now I know what a galah is!
Paper Hugs,
Jan