15 October 2013

Various birds, inland, N.S.W.


...a long while back there used to be a saying relating to clothing items, that 'blue and green, should never be seen'. Well on these Red-rumped parrots, it looks pretty special I think.


feeding on Capeweed, (daisy-chain nostalgia from childhood years), from the Cape Province of Sth. Africa



Yellow-rumped Thornbill

has found some little treat

Apostlebird owning an impressive mud-nest; it almost appears like plaited coir from here.

Double-bar Finches basking in the late afternoon sun near to a little waterhole

Believed to belong to the Spotted Bowerbird.  A couple days later it had been ransacked, apparently by a Bowerbird opponent; it's what they do.

that sign means something to someone obviously; and there's a little something on the sign too

that looks to be, a Hooded Robin.

Rufous Songlark (I think it is)

White-browed Woodswallow


Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

32 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Excellent photos! I really like those Double-bar Finches. They look like little round-faced owls!

Joop Zand said...

So much lovely bird pictures.....it's a lovely post Carole.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Irma said...

Hi Carole, good pictures of these beautiful birds.
They are all very well photographed.
Greetings Irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Fabulous photos of all these birds. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Joe said...

Love all of the colors on the parrots.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm loving the 1st parrot/bird ... those colors are amazing!! what a beauty. ( :

you guys have the greatest birds. so jealous here in the states.

TexWisGirl said...

such beauties! the double-barred finches brought back a memory from a lifetime ago. back in wisconsin, i had a huge finch cage. had a pair of 'owl finches' that were these birds. loved them. sad to think your domestic birds are netted and shipped off to america to become cage birds.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, well taken Carole.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am impressed with that mud nest. Those were sweet potato fries.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful birds to see Carole...

mick said...

A great series of birds and the parrots are especially beautiful.

Amanda said...

lots of great birds!! the thornbill is cute

Brian King said...

Wonderful variety, Carole! Those finches are SO handsome!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The blue and green look lovely on the Red-rumped parrots. I'm loving the little White-browed Woodswallow too.

Karen said...

Wonderful captures Carole! Those double-bar finches are really spectacular looking!

Jan Castle said...

Those parrots show color with every turn!!! Beautiful!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds! I love the parrots.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous collection of birds. The parrots are pretty and I love the cute finches. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Thanks for sharing these fascinating images of exotic birds. what a feast for the eyes.

Esther Joy said...

Your birds are so different than ours! I love love love the blue-green!

Marilyn said...

Red Rumps are among my favorites. Their colors are so pretty. Yes, and they used to say pink and red should not be worn together! LOL

grammie g said...

Hi Carole... Yes blue and green, orange and pink etc... all the things that used to be taboo in fashion!!: )
Nature does it well, it always looks great!! These parrots are beauties, and I love the to colors together!!

The Apostlebird's nest is fascinating!

Great shot's these birds every one!!

Grace

Dave said...

What a greata selection of birds for your weeks post, the finches are lovely....... the sign is a bit mad though

Laura said...

The saying "blue and green, should never been seen" reminded me of my mom. But nature has been putting those colors together forever! What a gorgeous parrot! ALL the birds you have photographed look wonderful. You are an amazing photographer and writer! Love your blog!

Pete Shanley said...

A great collection! I would be buzzing! The apostlebird nest in particular. I also like that you have included shots that show something go the setting.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Wonderful selection of photographs and some I do not know.

Stewart M said...

Splendid set of birds. The train sign must be a translation!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely birds to see Carole...

Helma said...

Wow .... what beautiful Carole!!
I'm always amazed about the number of beautiful colored birds that just fly around freely with you. Really wonderful to see.
Quite to just be jealous lol .....

Wally Jones said...

Very nice series of beautiful birds and nests, Carole!
I think that Apostlebird can market those nests on the internet and retire wealthy!

RosC said...

Great shots Carole. Well done with the red rumped parrot. They are close to extinct down here - there's a story about that too. I was creeping with a small group of friends around the Queenscliff Golf Course looking for these little blue & green darlings. Nearly got sconed by a golf ball of course, but worse than that, I lost a contact lens. Not a hope in the world of finding it.
Lovely to share these pics.
Ros.

Liz said...

WOW!! What a wonderful selection of birds! And I can say (again), none I've ever seen! I think I may have to move down your way!!