Thursday, November 12, 2015

SUNRISE, KING PARROTS AND A ROSELLA - 11 NOVEMBER 2015


A brilliant sunrise this morning from Terrigal Beach.
 
 

The red glow changed to a filtered white with twinkles across the water as I had a coffee near Terrigal Surf Club.
 
 
Back at home, and a pleasant surprise with a couple of juvenile king parrots and one adult. They landed in the trees next to the balcony. I was able to coax them closer with the offer of wild bird seed which was suitable for the species. The adult approached first and the juveniles followed but the adult chased them off until it was finished.
 
 
 
Eventually, the juveniles were able to feed and we had the pleasure of watching them for quite awhile. Out of the blue a pair of Eastern Rosellas flew down and chased then off but strangely they didn't eat any of the bird feed and flew off once the King Parrrots were gone. this is the first time we have seen rosellas here.
 
 
 
The juveniles snuck back and stayed for awhile until they left at their leisure.
 
 
 
A nice morning.
 



 










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