Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Outside this morning and taking photos of a kangaroo happily having breakie out near my macadamia tree - when all of a sudden a very friendly bird started talking to me (not in words) from the guttering of the house. It was very unafraid and then dropped to the fence and continued regaling me with something very amusing to it no doubt.

So I put the camera down after a while and sat on the outdoors lounge and to my surprise it came and sat beside me... a good few minutes - its one of a pair I have noticed around here and not very common - does anyone know what sort of parrot it is?

I seem to be getting visits from many friendly birds but this one was just amazing.

if you click on the photo of the kangaroo you can see it has a big mouthful of grass

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FoxyMoron said...

How lovely! Phill said it's a sort of king parrot, he says he used to see them all the time around your area when he was a kid, and in the mountains as well. What a pretty bird, wonder what he was saying to you?

FoxyMoron said...

It's an Australian King Parrot according to this


karisma said...

Its beautiful! How lovely for it to come and sit with you.

BwcaBrownie said...

yes it's a King Parrott and they're not called that for nothing. Very bold and friendly and just wonerful.
I love the sweet Kanga - looks like there's a Joey in there too.
I hope you do it again tomorrow. Have some almonds and the KP will take them from your hand.

Mom said...

Wow! How very Australian. I would never see such critters near my home in suburban Washington DC.

Random Thinker said...

Beautiful bird. Everything Australian seems so exotic to us Americans.

JahTeh said...

Therese, the colours of that bird are amazing. Follow the wisdom of the Bwca and they'll be yours for life.