...There are always birds in and around the garden here, one or two birds, sometimes ten or so, and I'm always excited to see them. I love all kinds of birds. I love colourful birds and plain birds, and I even love that awful squawking racket they make when a huge flock get together. When I see a bird, I will try to take a photograph, and as such, my camera is full of bird pictures. All of these pictures were taken in one day, one week ago today, actually.
In the morning, I looked outside and saw this pigeon. It's one of many kinds of native pigeon that sometimes visit the garden, a topknot (crested) pigeon.
I'd lined up a beautiful, clear shot, in which you could really see all the sparkling colours on the bird's wing, but it must have had the eerie feeling it was being watched by something, because...
This is all I got.I loved spending time taking pictures of that one bird in the morning, so imagine how I felt when I looked outside and saw this:
Here's some having a chat.
Walking across the road, because it can.
One is taking off, one is landing.
This one isn't a corella, because it's a magpie.
Quite a few rainbow lorikeets came over as well. This one sat up on the fence, so I thought it must want its portrait taken. I tried for a closer one, but...
It saw that there was something to eat on the ground, which is much more important than being immortalised.
But the corellas didn't like sharing.
And finally, may I present to you the best corella gymnastics of the day:
If you liked meeting these guys even half as much as I did, that makes me very pleased.