16 May 2012

World Bird Wednesday: Eastern Rosella

Knowing how much the Eastern Rosellas enjoy the autumnal seedheads on the Crepe Myrtles, I was pinning my hopes (for months), on this being the best opportunity for me possibly ..to get some decent photos of this spectacularly coloured parrot. A little Picasso happening do you think?  They sure stand out in a crowd.  They're very cautious, and I consider myself really lucky on this afternoon, to finally capture these shots I'd been longing for.

When I heard the familiar call outdoors I hurried upstairs to set up my camera and firstly took a number of photos, unseen, through the tinted window glass (didn't have to use these here).  Not expecting that I'd manage to go one step further and get away with it (for the following).


this had pretty much been the point when I'd actually slid the window open, ever so slowly


you can't tell me he didn't know I was up to something; standing as best I could behind the camera, with tele-converter lens, on tripod 







I'd love to photograph them when feeding on the taller crepe-myrtles here, with the bush-corridor in the background, but the tops of those shrubs are pretty much in line with the window, too close,  and I doubt they'd stick around for that one.  I won't give up though!

Information on the Eastern Rosella is here on Birds in Backyards website.  Look to the lower right-hand column, and there you'll find the Eastern Rosella call. 

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33 comments:

Carletta said...

Oh my what lovely color!
The second shot is my favorite as it really shows off the colors.
You are so lucky to have these around. I'm glad you got the kind of pictures you wanted.

TexWisGirl said...

truly spectacular birds!

Jeanne said...

Wow Carole! your shots of this lovely bird are fabulous. How well that idea of taking photos through the glass works. What an amazing bird to see in your yard!!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, very cool! What a beautiful bird. It is so colorful like a rainbow of colors. Wonderful photo, thanks for sharing this beauty.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I thought this a someone's pet bird in a cage. That is until I read on. Fascinating a bird like that living in the wild. Here in the States we see the likes in a pet shop.

Jan Castle said...

Love it, loe it, love it!!!!! You must have had to be so quiet to get these great pictures!!!
Hugs,
Jan

mick said...

Great photos of a very colorful bird. I used to see lots of them when I lived on the mid north coast of NSW but none at all around here.

Springman said...

What a wonderful subject to concentrate on, your captures are gorgeous!
Cheers!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful, colorful bird. So glad you got these wonderful pictures.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of a Rosella.
I have too many years ago, a Rosella parrot .....
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Kim, USA said...

The most colorful bird I have ever seen this week!
Kim,USA

Kim, USA said...

Such colorful and beautiful bird!
Kim,USA

Jean said...

Outstanding captures Carol!
You don't know how exotic this bird looks to us in the U.S.A.
Wow!!!!

Les fous du cap said...

Thank you for your comment. To answer your question, not the cover photo is a photo to us. It's just that we liked this magazine.
Have a good day.
Céline & Philippe

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous photos! Love you're blog.

Arija said...

Great shots Carole! I have ever only seen them at a distance and I know how shy they are so congratulations on these bonza shots.

EarthAppleJane said...

Dear Carole, what brilliant photos you managed to get, I bet your heart was pounding! Birds and butterflies are so tricky to get I think. We do not have the Eastern Rosella around here so much, but the Crimson Rosella is very common. Bye for now Jane

Stewart M said...

Splendid pictures - I got my first half decent pictures of a "tomato sauce rosella" this summer.

Yours are great very nice pictures

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Costin Comba said...

So beautiful. Absolutely amazing. Have a great week. Greetings from Romania

fjällripan said...

So great to see this coulorful and lovely bird in the wild!!

heyBJK said...

The colors and patterns on this bird are just fantastic! How gorgeous. Each time you show a bird I think is the must unique I've ever seen, you post another one. Nice shots, Carole!

Dave said...

What a truly wonderful bird - and your post does it all the justice it deserves

Very well done
Dave

subbu said...

Gorgeous bird capture… it’s so colorful and vibrant! You are very luck to capture this pretty bird. Keep up your work Carole.

Elaine @ Commotion said...

WOW!! Those colors are something else....it just pops. Love seeing the birds from all over. Thanks for your WBW!!

Andrew said...

What a beautiful bird to see in the wild Carole.. fantastic images.

Geke said...

I just love the colors of this bird!

Connie Smiley said...

That must have been exciting! You got some great shots of that gorgeous bird.

Lyn S said...

Wonderful photos of the Eastern Rosella Carole, they are quite timid so well done getting such excellent photos! We still see a few of them around here and my Dad usually gets some in his nesting box each Spring - as long as the more aggressive birds don't chase them off first!

Pat said...

Fabulous shots of this spectacular bird!

Ida said...

Fabulous shots of this divine bird. It's just so colorful, you are so lucky to have the chance to see these beauties up close like this. They are amazing.

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots of the Eastern Rosella... so much closer than I was able to get for my WBW post on them earlier in the year.

Adam Jones said...

What a stunning bird. Such vibrant colours. Great shots.