20 May 2013

Regents Bowerbird, King Parrot, Crimson Rosella




First morning at O'Reilly's Retreat in a world-heritage listed Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia, was raining. I was caught completely unawares, standing under cover, waiting on breakfast time, when two  spectacular Regents Bowerbirds flew nearby. Even in the rain, I should have had my camera with me!

After that jaw-dropping moment of setting my eyes upon them I had to leave and rush to my room some distance away for my camera, in the hope of gaining any 'evidence'.

I'd hoped that over the following three days I might see them again, but not.  Maybe the time of year with the weather getting cooler they were heading on down to the valleys where it is a little warmer and protected.


 King Parrot - maybe a juvenile, or female?


 noticed it was banded

 male King Parrot

 Crimson Rosella


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23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, these are all beautiful birds. I just love the colorful birds. The last couple of the Crimson Rosella is just beautiful. Wonderful photos, have a happy week!

Dianne said...

Your Regents Bower-bird capture is beautiful Carole .... what a delightful way to start your day.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! just love your birds!

Gary said...

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

Jan Castle said...

They take my breath away...what a beautiful sight!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A striking set of feathered friends you have Carole.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful, Colorful birds Carole.
Costas

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds. I love the colourful parrots.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Que colorido el de estas aves,me gustan.Un abrazo

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this colorful birds. Amazing ! I like the papgei !
Best regards, Synnöve

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!

(I've sent you an email)

NatureFootstep said...

a lesson learned. Always carry your camera, especially when birding. :) Glad you got some shots. All gorgeous birds you captured. :)

Stewart M said...

I may have some pictures of that very same bird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lisa Gordon said...

All of these photographs are wonderful, but the first one is absolutely gorgeous. So nicely done.

Wishing you a fantastic day!

Anni said...

Wow...just plain WOW!! Unlike Stewart I KNOW I don't have any images of the same birds. These are incredible images Carole.

Phil said...

The colours of your Australian parrots just amazes me but then I guess it is failry tropical where you are Carole> certainly sounds like it with the rain you mentioned. Lovely shots of the parrot and the rosella.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

What a great post Carole!

Warm greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

edenhills said...

What beautiful birds with brilliant colors!

Carole M. said...

glad you each enjoyed the colourful parrots. Phil: it was a holiday destination, interstate, Queensland. That location is a warm-sub-tropical rainforest setting. Warmer in the valleys, but cooler at the tops of where the retreat is.

Pete Shanley said...

Hmmm O'Reilly's - Yet to get there! Thanks for sharing

Shey said...

Gorgeous colors, esp love the crimson rosella.

sarah dare said...

Thanks Carole for the Regent Bower Bird pic............so thats what we were looking for

Liz said...

Those Regent Bowerbirds are quite stunning, aren't they?!
I noticed some as I was shooting the misty sunset from the deck above the pool. I didn't manage any decent shots worth sharing but we plan to go back very soon.
I'd love to be able to afford to stay there. It would have been lovely!!