Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Crimsons visit.

A perfect spring morning and I was surprised to hear the calls of Crimson Rosellas Platycerus elegans as it has been quite sometime since we had a visit . They are much more common further inland near the ranges where as it is the Eastern Rosellas that frequent our district.
When I went to check I found a family group in the trees just outside the house which enabled a few photos, although the first was a bit far away and not good light on the nearest ones.

They were attracted to the mistletoe that is in flower and spent a few minutes nibbling on the flowers. The following photo is of a young bird with the typical juvenile plumage, feeding on the flowers.


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