21 January 2014

Life partners...

very cautious, but while I keep my distance, and they both keep their eyes upon me, all is good.

With such a hot start to spring, spring rushed into summer all so quickly, and the crepe myrtle flowering period has all but been and gone, already.   As Autumn moves along to Winter generally, is when I expect to see the Rosellas come in to feed on those spent flowerheads.  By then, they have gone brown and a little crispy even.

Maybe food has been a little light-on throughout summer and this pair have ventured in to make an early start.  They've got it good for some time now since there are nine of these shrubs for them to feed on.











Birds in Backyards fact sheet on the Eastern Rosella is here

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53 comments:

diane b said...

fabulous shots as usual. They have pretty colours but look different to the ones I saw at O'Riely's in Lamington National Park. Are they a different kind?

Carole M. said...

yes, theirs are the Crimson Rosella Diane

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this colorful feathers and birds. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome colors! love the close-up's. ( :

Carver said...

The birds are so flamboyant and beautiful. Interesting information.

EG CameraGirl said...

They are so amazingly colourful!

Rebecca said...

So wonderful to see these birds in their natural setting! Beautiful shots!

Montanagirl said...

SUCH beautiful birds! That's the most color I've seen in awhile - we have snow, lots of brown ground showing through - Not a very colorful time of year, so thank you for these fabulous photos!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Rosella's.
Beautiful colors and perfect focus.
Very well photographed, Carole.

Jeanne said...

Great shots of these gorgeous birds carole! Amazing they let you get so close. Are these birds ever kept for pets in Australia??

Karen said...

Oh gosh, they are gorgeous, and you got marvellous shots! I love the first one, so cute!

TexWisGirl said...

so preciously cute!

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

What a photogenic bird. The first shot in among the flowers really works. I like the one of him fanny out the wing feathers too. Well done.

Mae said...

Wow, so cool you have stuff like that so close! Great pictures.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Very pretty colors ;-)
Céline & Philippe

KL said...

Oh My Goodness! If I praise your shots as excellent or awesome, they will be too little. I don't have the language to describe your shots. And, you Aussies are really lucky to have such beauties in your country. I hope you guys are taking care of it, instead of destroying nature as many countries are doing :-(.

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for your enthusiastic comments; made me feel good!

Jeanne: you asked if they're kept for pets. I'm sure there are 'breeders' out there, but as to how many might have them as a pet anymore I'm unaware. Years ago there would be a pet rosella in a cage, and I know them to be excellent masters of whistling a tune, not sure if they also talked.

Rambling Woods said...

I enjoy seeing these birds in their natural settings more than in a cage.. Beautiful..I wish them many happy years together...Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Carole, your Rosellas are so pretty. Lucky you to have these beauties in your yard.. I have seen some birds at my Crepe Myrtle last summer, they were eating the dead flowers?

Wonderful photos, have a happy week!

HansHB said...

Awesome photos!

Anni said...

Incredibly beautiful. And may I add this: I really like your blog's header.

Carole M. said...

Eileen - I'm thinking if the flowers were already dead on your crepe-myrtle, then there should have been seed-capsules already for the birds to feed on.

Andrew Fulton said...

Beautiful little birds to see...

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole. Wonderful shots. Love these birds and they have gorgeous colorful plumage.

Steve Borichevsky said...

It's good to see pictures of them in their native habitat. Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

they have an interesting and very charming plumage. Loved to see them. :)

Merlesworld said...

They are such pretty birds.
Merle...............

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, very colorful.

Jan Castle said...

Gorgeous birds Carole...happy you could get pics!!!
Jan

Brian King said...

These are beauties! Great colors and feather patterns!

Carletta said...

What beautiful birds!
I so envy your being able to see these in the wild.
Wonderful captures Carole!

CountryMouse said...

Oh beautiful. I don't remember ever seeing them in the wild, maybe I did as a child, but up here I get to see their crimson relations. When they find a good feed they are often happy to hang around.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Such colourful and photogenic birds. But even so it takes skill and patience to get such fine photos. Well done and thank you.

Ida said...

These are darling and so pretty with all those wonderful colors.

Dianne said...

Nestled in amid the myrtles .... gorgeous captures Carole.

Bob Bushell said...

That was brilliant photos, the Eatern Rosella,that is nice.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That has to be the worlds most beautiful bird! Times two. Lovely pictures...thank you!

Marcia said...

What colorful birds … and look at that tail!

Wally Jones said...

Wow! Only Nature could get away with that many different colors at the same time!

Superb, Carole!

Kalantikan said...

Those birds are very beautiful and colorful. Good they have food.

Gordon said...

My goodness Carole, what amazing little birds, I don't think I;ve seen so many colours on one bird, or two as it happens. and good to get such shots.
All the best Gordon.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

Dave said...

a brilliant bird, lovely post

Phil Slade said...

They are gorgeously colourful birds Carol.
Greetings from trying to say in touch Lanzarote.

Pete Woodruff said...

My first visit to your blog Carole, and thank you for visiting Birds2blog and your comment re the Lesser Redpoll.

Regards and best Wishes from Lancaster, England.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What a a lovely colors.. Congrats for the pictures. ,

Arnoya Ari said...

These colors will be happy, at least in the center of this northern winter!

Stewart M said...

Splendid pictures - tomato sauce rosellas as we call them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kirsti said...

Upea värikäs papukaija.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds! The colours are wonderful.

Helma said...

Really great to see this Carole!
Moreover, very nicely photographed.
My sincere compliments.

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Just lovely. :)

Liz said...

Such lovely colourful birds. We don't get the Eastern Rosellas here but do have their cousins, the Pale-headed Rosellas.