Saturday, January 17, 2009

Born free

My two young Australian-born grandsons (shown here) take it for granted that colorful parrots fly free in the wild in Australia. For me it is something new and wonderful and I am still thrilled every time I see or hear these beautiful birds in the trees.
The Crimson Rosellas at the Jenolan Caves cafes and picnic areas have a lot of chutspah. Hoping to share your meal they will even sit on your finger if you let them.
Many more bird and animal photos can be found this (and every) weekend over at Camera-Critters.

18 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

this is wonderful! to see these beautiful birds flying free and not afraid of humans ... great post, Dina.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Dina Enjoy your stay Love the birdies we get green parakeets here and I luv em a have good stay XXX Don

richies said...

I am sure that the wild parrots there are a lovely sight. I saw a flock of parrots in the wild when I was visiting San Ignacio, Belize. It is something i will never forget.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't think I have ever seen this before. Such beautiful and colorful birds. I am happy for them that they are free though.

Petrea said...

Aren't they gorgeous! Fantastic color. We have wild green parrots in Pasadena, but they remain aloft and aloof.

Maria said...

Parrots flying free - this is also very unusal for me. Here in Vienna, sparrows come to your table waiting for breadcrumbs!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Oh wow. Yes, it would look strange to me too. Beautiful though. So glad you are having a great time with your family.

Kay said...

Oh wow, Dina! That is so cool! Those birds are gorgeous! I saw white cockatoos (I hope that spelling is correct.) when we were in Sydney and thought it was amazing but you're seeing them REALLY close up. Fabulous!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh that is so amazing to see those colorful birds and that they aren't in a cage..I know you are having a wonderful time....Michelle

bennie and patsy said...

They are just beautiful.So are your grandson's
patsy

Mimi said...

That would be cool to get to see them all the time!

CathM said...

Gorgeous images. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

mommanator said...

what beautiful creatures!

Darla said...

Get out of here! What a wonderfully colored bird!!!

Shimmy Mom said...

That is amazing. I would think it is an amazing site to see and fully enjoy it as well. You have to pay A LOT of money for a bird like that around here.
*hugs*

richies said...

Congratulations, there is an award waiting for you over at my place. Come on by and pick it up.

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Cloudia said...

thrilling colors and behavior!
May all ouf children assume a wonderous world. Aloha friend

Catherine said...

So different from our pigeons ! Wonderful, I would love to see them in the wild, especially with my camera at my side.