A Garden Visitor

This photograph is of an Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis). These birds often visit the feeders I have in my garden, and mostly are very shy. However there are times I am simply amazed at how close they will let me come to them with my camera in hand.

An Australian King Parrot.

An Australian King Parrot.

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Love Birds

Early this afternoon, I was sitting on my verandah watching Galahs sitting in a tree nearby. All six of them were busy preening. Two were sitting close together and were, I thought, a mated pair. Suddenly one lent over and started nibbling on the lower bird’s neck. I think the pictures can tell the story.

Galahs - a public display of affection!

Galahs – a public display of affection!

Galah

Galahs – Sealed with a kiss!

Galah

Galahs – The second bird then returned the favour!

Galah

When the public display of affection ended, they went back to preening!

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The Joy of Birds

I have spent many hours sitting on my front verandah watching the birds that frequent my garden. There are times I just watch their behaviour; other times I have my camera in hand. Feeding time is the best time for watching their antics. I have a couple of feeders, one of which (featured in this post) is only a tin plate nailed to the top of a post.

Feeder shots (and garden shots) of birds will never win a photo competition and a often looked down upon by wildlife photographers, but I take these photos for no other reason than my enjoyment! Today I am sharing this enjoyment with you. I hope you like them as well!

The birds featured are Galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla) and are native to Australia.

Galahs - fighting for the feeder

Galahs – fighting for the feeder

Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

The loser – he had to feed on the ground!

Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

While to the winner goes the spoils!

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Morning

The images below were made earlier this year but were left unprocessed on the hard drive of my computer. I had a very early start at the nearby coastal town of Lorne, which is on the Great Ocean Road.

The New Pier at Lorne

The New Pier at Lorne

Ocean View, Lorne on the Great Ocean Road

Yellow

The following photographs were taken earlier in the year on one of my walks through the Botanic Gardens. It was not until I had uploaded the images to my computer that I realised that the majority of flowers were coloured yellow.

Yellow Dahlia

Yellow Dahlia

Yellow Dahlia

Yellow Dahlia #2

Yellow Lily

Yellow Rose

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