This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday.
Nearly every morning I see and hear Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) flying overhead. I recognize their distinctive wing beats and flight pattern and also their rather metallic sounding call - but they seldom come down into my yard and give me a chance to get a good look at them or take a photo. Early the other morning this one came down into a tree in the backyard but it was almost in silhouette against the morning sun. I moved around as far as I could go - (backyard fences can be such a nuisance at such times!) - and these were the resulting photos. I can see the beautiful green plumage and the early morning sun glinting off the foliage of the tree. I cannot see details but I think this is a female or juvenile with a small red patch on the wings. The males have a much larger area of red.