King Parrot - back again

I went to leave this morning and our friendly local King Parrot was back, sitting on the beam that supports the downpipes across to the water tanks, right above my ute.

I took this one with a fill flash due to the bright back lighting, and it's really brought the colours out nicely.

A few seconds later he flew up to the veranda railing, and then across to one of the tables (not the one everyone was having breakfast on). 'twas quite the birdy treat :)

View all photos taken: Monday, 20th November 2006, This photo: 7:30am

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  • photo by Alison said:
    Hey David! This IS a treat first thing in the morning! On the weekend, I was able to photograph a king parrot (and his mrs) at a friends house.... I was soooo excited! Now I'll be able to brag about seeing (and photographing) king parrots with the best of ém!
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe At this rate I'll have to refrain from posting king parrot shots or my stream will be full of them ;-)

    Congrats on your weekend shoot, I look forward to seeing them online :)
  • Margot- said:
    So you guys had a cute, red and green visitor. :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure did Margot :)
  • looby88 said:
    he's gorgeous, not even bothered by the flash, you have a friend here ! do you feed them or do they then become a nuisance ?
  • David de Groot said:
    We don't feed them Helen, well not beyond having trees and bushes with seeds that they like growing in the yard. They can become a bit over-zealous if fed on a regular basis (in that if you stop feeding them, they might start pulling apart whatever you had the bird-feeder on looking for food). Cockatoos are really bad for that, but King Parrots are no small bird either.
  • photo by Alison said:
    I personally don't mind at all if you fill your photo stream with King Parrots! I think they are very special!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well there is such thing as too much of a good thing!

    But they are special, that's for sure. Now if only the Crimson Rosellas would come into photo-range....
  • photo by Alison said:
    here's mine!!! :)