14 December 2013

Woodswallows, Red-rumped Parrot

For those of you shivering, I'm sending a dose of blue skies and sunshine your way. Mind you, while they're leftovers from September's journey to Tottenham, the centre of N.S.W., about 535 km. from home, I'm sure you can, just pretend, for a moment?


 
Woodswallows were soaking up the early morning sunshine, appearing to be differing species amongst them too.  Certainly can pick out the male White-browed.  Not sure if there are Dusky Woodswallows  also, or if some are the female White-browed instead of. 
 
 
  
 
 
there's the tree they're in, out there in the middle 


 
 

 
 
 White-browed Woodswallow  
 

Red-rumped Parrot

 
 

 
 
   

26 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely wood swallows and colorful parrots ! Have a great week end !

eileeninmd said...

Carole, your Woodswallows are beautiful and I love the cute parrots. Great shots. I had issues with IE and started using Mozilla Firefox. Enjoy your weekend!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice bird pictures Carole,
i like the blue sky also very much.

Greetings, Joop

Our photos said...

Nice are the birds photos!!!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific photos! I can't say enough about your photography and that camera you're using!

Irma said...

What a beautiful birds, and the blue sky is superb.
Photo 6 I find totally amazing, beautiful swallow species.
Enjoy your weekend!

Brian King said...

I really like the Woodswallow! That's one I've never seen before. Beautiful photos against the blue sky!

Karen said...

They look fabulous against that blue sky!

TexWisGirl said...

that white-browed fellow is certainly handsome! gosh! pretty thing!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Once again you and your camera impress me.

Jan Castle said...

Your camera is amazing....as is the lady behind the camera taking the pictures!!!!
TFS
Jan

David Gascoigne said...

More wonderful Australian avifauna.

Terri Buster said...

Nice captures- very pretty birds.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love that white-browed Woodswallow. Such a pretty little bird!

Stewart M said...

Great shots! I saw some Woodswallows in Central a while back - never did get a good enough view to work out which sort!

We see the parrots on golf courses and sorts ovals!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahaha, lets rub it in that we're having WARM weather downunder!!!! Cool shots - especially that RED rump!!!!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful deep blue sky!!

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helen said...

Wonderful bird shots and what a great sky.

Wally Jones said...

Fantastic birds, Carole!

Love all your images!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Beautiful colors. Thank you!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole. Yes Perfect blue skies and warm. The shot look lovely against that background. Love the Red rumpled Parrot. I have only ever seen them on one occasion so nice to see your lovely shots again.

Helma said...

These birds really were so high up in the tree Caroel but what good that you saw them as well. Do you have such a large telephoto lens that you could photograph? These birds as well as beautiful
Photo 6 and 8 are really beautiful.

Carole M. said...

thanks to everyone for your comments, you know that I read each one and associate with the author with sweet camaraderie. To Helma: I've not got a heavy telephoto lens (but I'd sure like to try one!!). You can read about the super-zoom camera that I'm toting about with me - details right underneath my photo in side-bar. And yes, those woodswallows were quite the distance, the camera at full extension 215mm=1200mm. It's takes some determined effort to line up at that distance, and moreso when the birds are 'high' as opposed to straight ahead or on the ground. Sometimes it works good enough, sometimes not because of camera-shake. It stands to reason. I just think I get lucky some times.

Laura said...

Carole, I love all your photos, but the first one on this post caught my attention! It reminds me of stamps that have birds on a branch! I see why the stamp was created. Birds really do sit on a branch like that! Thanks for the wonderful photos! hugs,
Laura

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Lovely Carole. I really love the parrot - what a beauty! Have only seen them fleetingly from the car. Great shots.......

S S Cheema said...

Beautiful pictures - reminds me of the heavenly few days I spent birding in Australia last year. Thanks for the shots.