04 March 2014

Eastern Rosella - video

Yesterday afternoon and the rosellas are still munching on the spent crepe-myrtle seedheads, what are left of them.  It quite amazes me how long they will spend eating them, at least an hour at a time;  I don't know where they put it all.



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32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

ridiculously colorful birds! made me smile to watch them chewing with their beaks. :)

Carol Mattingly said...

Such gorgeous birds Carole. Thank you for the video.

Ela said...

What a lovely and colorful bird !
Wonderful video !
Greetings

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, thanks Carole.

Merlesworld said...

Such pretty birds but they always make me hungary they were on our biscuit tin at home when I was a kid.
Merle..........

Lisa Gordon said...

Loved the video, Carole!
He looks like he is really enjoying that meal. :-)

Stewart M said...

Its a tomato sause rosella! Classic bird.

Cheers - Stewart M - Scottsdale, AZ (and Melbourne!)

A Quiet Corner said...

What goes in must come out, so are the grounds well fertilized? A beauty for sure!!!!...:)JP

Brian King said...

These are such gorgeous birds! Nice video, Carole!

DeniseinVA said...

Adorable! The video was great. Thanks Carole, they are a very pretty bird.

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Its very colorful, I love it....

Montanagirl said...

Nice job on the video. They sure are beautiful birds, and oh, so hungry!!

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

Every color on the palette was used for creating this bird it seems. Do the boys and girls look the same?

Carole M. said...

John, the red on the male is more intense (deep-red) than the female

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They are such colorful birds. Fun to watch them eating.

Karen said...

What a fabulous shot! I really enjoyed the video!

Dianne said...

Obviously crepe-myrtle seedheads taste delicious - this rosella is savouring every munch. A great capture Carole.

Irma said...

Beautiful photos Corale.
The video is also superb.
Great that there are these birds in the wild, here only seen in the zoo.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, your Rosella is just beautiful. Love the photo and the video! Have a great day!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the video ... so neat! what a gorgeous bird. all those colors. wow, such a show-off. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

Incredibly colourful! Just about the only place they could successfully hide would be in a botanical garden...or maybe a quilt show.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your video is amazing. They must be really hungry !
Best regards, Synnöve

Neil said...

Great video and a beautiful bird.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds! I enjoyed the video, thank you.

Gordon said...

It really is good fun watching these little beauties.
All the best Gordon.

Jan Castle said...

Love it...one appears to be a little messy eater while the other one a neat nick! LOL! TFS Carole...they are beautiful birds and I know you are enjoying them!
Hugs,
Jan

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole I think this is my overall favourtie Rosella. The amount of different colours in their plumage is fantastic. Loved the video.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wonderful shot! Loved it Carole..:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

the bird is radiant!!! We have sparrows and mockingbirds that like the seed pods of our crepe myrtles.

Helma said...

Wow ..... so cool this bird. With you just in nature and our only see in a zoo. Lovely sta that movie and I could see him pretty.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice picture. Such a pretty bird.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazingly beautiful colored birds. And what a gift to be able to watch them so closely!!