24 July 2013

A splash of pink - Galah

sitting in the Angophora tree

peepo!

this one's on a Scribbly Gum









Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

35 comments:

Arija said...

Oh, those dratted galahs, at home I want to shoot then and on holidays I can't he;p but photograph them. Talk about split personality!
I too love the Flinders and could happily live there. The var. Fairy Wren is from a station on the flats just East of the N.Flinders ranges. I am so glad one can stay on the occasional station up there.

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful series of photos of this beautiful bird.
These birds are here only in a zoo.
Regards, Irma

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Very beautiful photos. I am very imoressed. Thank you for sharing.

Pete Shanley said...

Hmm Galahs are topical at the moment - They're in the news tonight!
Nice shots Carole - I particularly like seeing the scribbly gum bark!
Peter

Hilde said...

What a fabulous series of photos! Love the bird, it's so pretty.

Thanks for your visit and comment.
Hilde :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole I love the Galahs whether they are feeding on the ground or up a tree. Great shots. I have asked Pete why the Galahs were in the news, so I hope he answers. Margaret

TexWisGirl said...

they know how well gray and rose go together, don't they? such beauties!!!

Phil said...

Those galahs are just so amazingly pink Carole. Seems strange to me here in the UK that you can have a bright pink bird!

Karen said...

Great shots of one of my favourite Australian birds!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Odd for the likes of me to see these in the wild when usually they are in pet shops and behind wire mesh cages in zoos here in the States.

Helma said...

I still find beautiful birds Carole and certainly they also fly in the wild with you!

Gary said...

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

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Lovely pictures of your beautiful birds. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I like the trees as well.

mick said...

Great photos and I like the ones on the smooth barked trees - angophora and scribbly gums. Galahs certainly seem to prefer these trees.

Monica said...

What a beautiful bird, and very well captured!
:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I swear...a dream of mine would be to travel to Australia and go birding!!

You lucky ones have the most beautiful and unusual birds. This one is certainly gorgeous.

i stora drag said...

So beautiful and colourful birds!
Very nice photos!

Thanks for your comment!
Greetings Pia

eileeninmd said...

I love your Galah bird! Pretty colors and cute too! Awesome shots, Carole!

Merlesworld said...

Lots of them around this year.
Merle.

Dianne said...

That's what you call a Birds-eye-view. beautiful captures Carole.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous birds! I like the soft colors! Really nice shots!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds you've got Carole.

diane b said...

They are a pretty stupid bird. Love your photos. That is a great camera and photographer of course.

Lori Plyler said...

Oh my goodness - the birds AND your shots are gorgeous!

Wally Jones said...

What subtle colors on these beautiful birds!
Splendid photographs.
For me, the trees are also very interesting and add a unique textural element.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Montanagirl said...

They are beautiful birds. Love all their pink/rose color.

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous Carole, such beautiful birds and great photos!

Roy Norris said...

What an amazing colour Carole. Looks like a washed cranberry or some kind of strawberry pudding.

Carole M. said...

they are an amazing colour aren't they?! Roy: you made me think "strawberry mousse" - for the first time ever. Diane b: I am now using a new camera and in experimental stages with it; will add details to my blog-sider soon. Pete Shanley: Margaret A. emailed me the link to the 'news item' - for anyone else reading here, the galahs alongwith cockatoos have been causing power-outages in a rural area of Qld - because of the drought they are there in big numbers, set onto the power lines to roost and when spooked or leaving, they send the lines smashing against one another. Everyone: goodness knows when and where it started but part of our Aussie Slang terms includes the word Galah in a derogatory fashion, suggesting someone is 'stupid' or 'silly'.

Christian Perrin said...

Great shots - I too like the one that also showcases the scribbly gum. Thanks for sharing that news item too. I expect that we will soon have a Bird Fee added to our electricity bills here in Queensland.

NatureFootstep said...

what a cool looking bird. We have nothing of the sort where I live. Love to see it.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Fabulous shots of these beautiful birds!

Pam =) said...

Its great to see these beautiful birds living free in their native wild habitat, and not in a cage like so many captive birds do.

Great shots Carole.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

He or she can fly into to my place anytime. I will have them with open arms. Oh the color is Wow!

Oh beautiful. beautiful!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for sharing the last birds so pretty. I might have told you that once well now you know twice I indeed adore them.