Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Colour for Christmas

These birds came down for the seed that some friends of mine scattered around. The pink and grey birds are Galahs and the Crested Pigeon has no intention of being pushed away from the free food. In the foreground are Red-winged Parrots.

I often hear Red-winged Parrots flying over my house but they seldom stop down for a visit. This is a male with the female out of focus behind him.

This is a female by herself.

They all ate happily together until a big bossy Sulphur-crested Cockatoo came down.
And to finish here is a Rainbow Lorikeet hanging from the seed pod on a Golden Cane Palm.

I wish everyone a happy holiday season!

Go to Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday for your Christmas Day birds.


16 comments:

  1. just as beautiful as can be! and even more so for being in the wild. merry christmas, mick!

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  2. Beautiful colours for Christmas enjoy the holiday.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. Have a Happy Christmas Down Under Mick. I am used to seeing waders on your blog but the colourful parrots are briliant. Good luck in 2014.

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  5. Wow, those are stunning!! Merry Christmas!

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  6. WOW, these are all gorgeous birds. So colorful and pretty.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  7. that was a nice Christmas gift for them, and you enjoyed it too; got some lovely snaps; best wishes...

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  8. Merry Christmas and I have enjoyed your blog so much. This is a lovely series of photos, so much color. The Red wings are amazing. cheers. You have the best birds there.

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  9. Gotta see the Crested Pigeon one day! have a wonderful Christmas and see you again in 2014

    Dave

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  10. The Red-wings are seasonally colourful! Nice pictures.

    heers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: Christmas day is ending here in a wonderful warm evening - hope you have a good day.

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  11. Absolutely great pictures of wonderful birds.

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  12. There are some serious colours in those Parrots Mick, I don't think we havw anything that comes close.
    All the best Gordon.

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  13. That's a lot of color! Great series for Christmas! I suspect that's a noisy lot!

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  14. I got a book about clouds for Christmas. I am going to look yours up in it.

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  15. Gorgeous. Your backyard birds are incredible!

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