Nice. We don't see them here, but this morning the rainbow lorikeets and some kookaburras(not often we hear many of them, either)were haviing a noise contest.We all like the rain!
dinahmow: At the moment the Eastern Rosellas are dropping in to visit most days. Joy. It is ages since I have heard a kookaburra close by - and envy your rain.
Isn't he stunning against that green background!
Karen: They are such an attractive bird.
Wow...he/she is gorgeous.
Delores: He is. And knows it too I think.
fishducky: We love him.
Adam: We are so very lucky that he (and his wife) visit us often.
How fortunate you are to have such handsome visitors. I did hear some 28s (Port Lincoln parrots to others) in our garden yesterday but they didn't linger. There's been so much disturbance of habitat that I fear our parrots have gone further afield and we seldom see them these days (except for those little intruders the lorikeets and of course there are always galahs (the feathered kind) to be seen on road verges and the like.
Mimsie: We are indeed lucky - and know it. There are birds we used to see which are now rare (kookaburras for one) but the parrots and the rosellas keep coming.
He is handsome; what a treat to look at for as long as possible.
Joanne Noragon: Each time he and/or his wife visit.
Very eloquent shots of a gorgeous chap!
Alexia: He is such a treat.
Beautiful bird photos!
Our photos: Thank you.
Oh hello you pretty boy! Aren't you gorgeous!Thanks EC, he's just beautiful.
River: And, unlike many of the birds that visit, his voice is pleasant too.
"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?" These are great!
Riot Kitty: And he hasn't crapped on you either.
Vicki: A daily delight. (Or most days at the moment anyway).
Wonderful to have such birds in your garden. They seem very exotic to me here in NZ; our birds are generally very dull to look at.
lynners: Quite a number of our birds are pretty - but very few are musical. The emblematic bird for my city has a voice which has been compared (accurately) to a rusty gate swinging in the wind.
Teresa: Isn't he?
You're just showing off now. Hahahaha, kidding of course, how magnificent a sight. I like the idea of 'Wordless Wednesday' it would be easier for me to put in to practice if I could shut the hell up for five minutes mind you. I might give it a shot next week as today I've already 'worded' my blog.
All Consuming: My father always told me that I had a tongue that was hinged in the middle and wagged at both ends. Wordlessness doesn't come naturally (or often) to me either.
No words needed.Pure Brilliant Heaven.Xxxx LOVE from MN. for you, S.
My Inner Chick: Mega thanks - and love flowing back to you.
What a beautiful bird! I know you don't have Thanksgiving Down Under, but you are one of my reasons to be grateful, so there! :-)
DJan: What a lovely thing to say. I am so grateful to have found your inspirational self.
almost time lapse photos
Linda Starr: We do spend a LOT of time at the windows watching the birds. All the birds.
The only way I can see these in person is going to my local pet store. Aussies have it made! The nature is so much more beautiful there! Thanks for sharing.
Deb: I am glad to say that the Eastern Rosellas are birds I have never seen in a pet shop. However, you have some nature that we don't that I would love to see. Natural wonders on both sides of the world.
Hello cocky! Aren't you a pretty boy.Oh how I love rosellas - I remember how excited we'd get when they landed on the trees in the back garden. We always made mum buy Rosella brand soups, chutneys and sauces just to look at the bird on the packets.
Marie: We love the rosellas too. Big time. And I tried to convince my mother to buy Rosella brand for exactly the same reason.
Good for you! I was always a bit sorry that Arnott's chose a Mexican parrot when we have so many beautifully coloured ones of our own in Australia. But I used to like looking at that bird as well. Mum had a big metal biscuit tin (must have been a give-away or promotion at some time) with that pretty parrot eating a biscuit on the front. I loved that tin. Talk about product placement and brainwashing the young kids!
Oh my, we don't bird anywhere near that beautiful here.
Lisa (aka Mollie's mom): They are beautiful - and more than welcome visitors.
I love those colorful rosellas. I'm green with envy :)
Pam:): It seems only fair - some of your birds turn my eyes green.
No word. Just a pretty bird. Hello pretty bird! :)
klahanie: Gary - no pun? Are you feeling ok?
Just so damn beautiful. They give joy just by their existence - make you smile.
wordsfallfrommyeyes: They make my heart sing.
Well done for capturing the bird. Very beautiful!
LL Cool Joe: They are regular visitors. Lucky, lucky, lucky.
Now I'm speechless :-)ALOHA from HonoluluComfort Spiral =^..^= <3
Cloudia: Which makes two of us.
Lovely Parrot, love it.
Bob Bushell: So do we.
How absolutely special is that EC ~ they are so beautiful aren't they?
Carol in Cairns: I think they are one of our most enchanting birds and, as you say, special.
Just lovely - so colourful!
ladyfi: Aren't they a treat?
If that's what "sick as a parrot" is supposed to mean, I want to be "as sick as a parrot", too. :-) Gorgeous.Greetings from London.
A Cuban in London: Big smiles here - I too would like to be as sick as these parrots.
Well, all I can say is this beautiful bird can thank his blessings that he is not a turkey and doesn't live in America ...Andrea @ From The Sol
Andrea: Oh yes, though perhaps if turkeys were the size of the eastern rosellas they would be safe.
Beautiful pictures. Love the colors of the birds.
Vanessa Morgan: Welcome and thank you. We do love our birds...
Awwwww....how lovely!I'm running late, EC...sorry. I spent most of yesterday morning making chicken and asparagus mini-quiches intended for a pre-Christmas party a friend is hosting in a couple of week's time. They're now taking up space in my freezer; and I still have more to make down the line a bit...so I wasn't blogging much yesterday. That's one excuse! ;)
Lee: You are welcome whenever you arrive. No time limits. Happy cooking. I have fruit for cakes soaking in booze, but that is as far as I have got. Must get onto it soon though...
What a gorgeous bird! I bet Jazz and Jewel have a lip-smacking time gazing into the trees. :)
River Fairchild: Much chittering and tail lashing. Though Jewel is an ambitious beast and has ambitions on a cockatoo - despite them being bigger than she is.
Maybe it's because Jewel has tamed the bigger-than-her stuffed animals... ;)
River Fairchild: Or perhaps she thinks that if Jazz has tamed me, a cockatoo is small play?
Who needs wordsWhen you have birds:)
jenny_o: Divine rhyme.
Wordless, even though it can learn English.
John Wiswell: I don't think the Eastern Rosellas are talkers - and it doesn't matter.
What a beauty! Great shots! Sorry about those links I am leaving behind. I am noticing them now. I still have no idea why they are on some blogs and not on others :(
DeniseinVA: Thank you. Blogger works in mysterious ways...
I love these rosellas and your series of images is absolutely beautiful
Kim: I would love to see what your superior photographic skills would have made of this visit.
So very gorgeous.We just saw a documentary about Australian birds. Budgery Gars ? Amazing.
Susan Kane: Budgerigars are smaller, and their colours are more muted - but still charming. And we have labelled these Eastern Rosellas as budgies on steroids.
I would go nuts if I were able to spot such a glorious bird!
Grannie Annie: We do happy dances every time we see them.
One can almost imagine what he might be thinking.
John 'By Stargoose and Hanglands': Welcome. I suspect he was wondering where his apple was. And the answer was the cockatoos had eaten it...
He is a beauty. Gorgeous photos, thank you. Birds always make my day.
Jackie K: Thank you. They make mine too.
Don't care how many of these photos you post, I will NEVER get over the fact that someone I know has birds that look like this in her back yard!!! :-)
Laloofah: We are grateful and happy every time we see him. And rather a lot of our birds. No complacency here.