Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Rosella in Mating Plumage


Hmm, good place to check out the Bistro for lunch . . .


Yep, lookin' good, just on the other side of the fence - - -


quick flight up again . .


I'm an Adelaide Rosella and don't I look great in my new
mating plumage??


. . . the smorgasbord is just . . down . . there . .


down we go!


Right, just a slide down this board she's propped up for me 


and finally . . . LUNCH!





34 comments:

  1. A lovely series of shots Arija!
    He is quite a beautiful bird in his mating plumage - really colorful.
    I love that first shot - very nice composition.

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  2. Arija, your Rosella is beautiful. You are so lucky to see these pretties. Thanks for sharing, great shots!

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  3. What a gorgeous, brilliantly colorful bird, Arija!! Your captures are fantastic -- as always! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

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  4. Great serie of photos, - lovely bird!

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  5. Great pictures - that species of Rosella does not get across to me - shame really!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Exquisite beauty, gorgeous images, Arija!

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

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  8. Oh,he is gorgeous. Such vibrant colour.WOW!!!

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  9. A very colorful subject, Arija, and the commentary was interesting as well.

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  10. A great series of photos. Rosellas are beautiful.

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  11. I see both your birds and your blooms (in previous posts) are dressed for spring. We had snow yesterday in the mountains of CO.

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  12. Gorgeous bird! You did a fantastic job on this series of photos! Living in the north I am constantly amazed at the exotic and colorful birds that you have in the wild.

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  13. Holy moly!! I've never seen this bird before. What a looker! Nice red and blue combo. Thank you for introducing me to a new bird.

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  14. Oh. If asked I would have said that this was a young crimson rosella nearing adulthoond, as they have the green plumage until the red and blue colouring comes in. Thank you. I didn't even know that there was an Adelaide rosella. We get the crimsons in plenty - and love them. Thank you.

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  15. PS: I just thought about my last comment and realised that I might have come across badly. I was grateful to find out about a bird that I knew nothing about. Thank you.

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  16. Oh how I would love that landing in my garden Arija.

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  17. Loved the sequence of shots! The mating colours are stunning!!

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  18. Hi,
    Beautiful colors ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  19. That is absolutely the most beautiful bird -- how I'd love to have him in my yard. And what a great story you told.

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  20. Arija, you are such a good hostess!

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  21. What a beautiful bird..I was surprised to see you in Nature Notes but happy. I hope you are feeling better and that you husband is doing as well as can be expected. This week's NN was not one of my best. I am so tired from my Mother's cancer diagnosis and the difficulty of getting her pain relieved, help for her at home and to learn of her very short time left..It is very sad....hugs..Michelle

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  22. What a beauty! And I had to chuckle at your narrative.

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  23. He is very handsome, indeed. Great series, Arija.

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  24. What a beautiful little friend to have visit Arija! I adore watching the birds that come into my yard, there is something so peaceful about having winged friends around. It brings such life to the earth!

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  25. There's no question that I am more comfortable back in this temperature!

    It not been hot in any way here - but it was a real spring day today!

    Stewart M

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  26. What a great series of this beautiful bird!
    :)

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  27. So wonderful to have birds like this to fill our eyes with beauty.

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  28. How did I miss this one? What a gorgeous little bird.
    Got a new computer Arija, and am just getting all my email addresses in it. Letter coming soon.

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