19 January 2014

Galah

William Hatfield wrote in I find Australia (1937), "galahs at sunset are sure indication of water.  They never make 'dry camps'."

not coloured up properly yet; this pair were checking out along the retainer wall, at waters edge









 Casuarina over Bonnells Bay, late in the day.  I saw the occasional fish jumping too...I suspect they were mullet but that's just a guess.  Why do fish jump?  Australian Museum has an answer here if you're wondering.  I like the second analogy best.

this youngster was continually trying to beckon it's parent/s to come feed me!

I left later, having missed out on a decent sunset over the water, my first intention for being there, but I have a couple in archives for you.  Glad the galahs kept me occupied in the meantime; a little bit of pink and grey feathers was a nice change.






24 comments:

marciento said...

Super photos! Warm Greetings from the cold Warsaw. Have a look at the new photo album.
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Irma said...

Hi Carole,
A beautiful series of photos.
Photo 3, 9 and 10 are my favorite.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

I did not have the opportunity to visit your blog last week. I've been just too busy.

I enjoyed reading and watching your posts though. You've posted again some beautiful work again!

Hope you'll have a great week!
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Cath H.C Photographie said...

j'adore ces photos ! joli post,bonne journée.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, I love your Galahs! They are beautiful birds. And your sunset and reflection captures are lovely..Have a happy day!

Gumer Paz said...

wow Carole! Which photos so pretty! You say you missed the sunset? This you show us is spectacular. Of the nicest I've seen. That swan gives a magic touch and color tone that makes it truly beautiful.
A kiss from Spain

Kamana said...

i love the one with the swan. so beautiful.

Montanagirl said...

Such interesting birds - and those last two photos are magnificent! I really enjoy your photography and visiting your blog.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Beautiful birds, great shots.

TexWisGirl said...

those galahs are so entertaining! so cute! love the sky shots you included.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love all the pink/red on their feathers. gorgeous coloring. ( :

Lisa Gordon said...

Here, we call these Rose-Breasted Cockatoos, and they are the sweetest birds. I love seeing them here in the wild, and your images of them are wonderful, Carole.

Happy Sunday to you!

Wally Jones said...

Carole, this looks like a beautiful area!
And how clever of you to invite the subtly-colored Galah's to add a perfect touch of pink!

Bob Bushell said...

The last two are stunning, I would like to take a picture of them.

Brian King said...

Even without their full color, those are gorgeous birds! The sunset photos are beautiful! Love the silhouette of the swan!

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

My guess as to why fish jump is because they can. It's fun. Wonderful golden sunset photo.

Jan Castle said...

Your sunset with the swan is beautiful Carole!!! So peaceful! Those Galahs are certainly pretty birds.
Jan

Deanna said...

What beautiful birds, grey & pink how stunning they are!!

Merlesworld said...

Galahs are always entertaining, and the grey and pink colouring is attractive but boy are they noisy.
Merle.........

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Even if the birds aren't in full color they are really pretty. And I love the golden glow of the sunset.

Carole M. said...

glad you were enjoying the galahs, and Lisa I was quite surprised to know that you also have them flying wild where you live. The rose-breasted-cockatoo title is seldom referred to here.

Gumer - no decent sunset when I was there last taking the galah photos, but the two I left were from my archives, same place, different evening.

Marco said...

Tienes un blog muy interesante, con imágenes muy naturales. Gracias por visitar el mío, siempre es un placer que te visiten y mas si es tan lejano (en las antípodas). Un saludo

NatureFootstep said...

these guys are soo cute. :)

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Wonderful photos. I love the colors of your birds there. Hope all is going well for you.