Thursday, November 15, 2012

Birds in my garden Vlll, pesky beauties.....!


I didn't have to venture far for my post today, I heard the familiar screeching of the Rainbow Lorikeets in the back garden very early in the morning. They haven't been around for a while so I took the opportunity to make my way out stealthily (?) to take a few shots. In my garden they always seem to arrive in pairs but when they travel around in large groups they can be a right pain in the orchard!! The Lorikeets aren't indigenous to WA, apparently they were 'accidentally' released, or the story I prefer is 'there were some aviary escapees', I can imagine a group of desperado parrots making a planned getaway haha! They breed like rabbits and are now classified as a pest here in WA, I haven't witnessed the havoc they can create in groups, I just enjoy them two by two when they visit! Happy Thursday, hope it's a good one, take care and stay safe.....

47 comments:

  1. Lovely these colored Australian lori's,

    i like these photo's.

    Wish you a nice day Gracie.

    greetings, Joop

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  2. They are so bright, they look as though they might not be real - but I can imagine the damage a hungry flock might do.

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  3. Those are colorful guys, aren't they!! And I'm sure more than two can get really noisy! Beautiful captures for the day! Hope your week is going well!

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  4. When humans tamper with Mother Nature's delicate balance, it can cause such a MESS! They are so beautiful, hard to imagine the havoc they are causing. Good shot Grace.
    V

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  5. Very nice pics Grace, of a beautiful bird, pesky or not.

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  6. They are still beautiful captures of a brilliant-looking bird. Even if they shouldn't be there... This seems to be happening in so many places - I remember a documentary about a homeless man in San Francisco who studied the (non-native) wild parrots there, and there were so many green parrots in our old neighborhood in London.

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  7. maybe they escaped from a game of Angry Birds?

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  8. Schöne Farben haben die kleinen Besucher.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  9. It must be so cheerful to have such colourful visitors!

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  10. Nice when you are presented with these two to photograph so nearby. They are gorgeous. (Your comment about the deer made me laugh. Lovely.)

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  11. I can't imagine having such exotic creatures out in the back yard!

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  12. Nice colorfull pictures! :-)

    Greetings from The Netherlands!

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  13. Oh, how beautiful color parrots. This is missing here in nature. Finally, there was the colorful autumn. Ha, ha. Have a nice day! Peter

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  14. Flocks of these little fellas can wipe out a paddock full of crops in a matter of days thus destroying the farmers income.

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  15. The same thing happened in south Florida when some morons let loose some wee green parrots. Now they're everywhere and a huge nuisance. At least yours are colorful!

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  16. Haha! I actually think their presence is due to a combination of BOTH stories!! And I also think they're going for world domination ...

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  17. I had 2 in a cage this year but they make so much noise and mess we gave them back to the pet shop. Now I have 2 sweet blue and white budgies instead with much less mess and noise. So much better.Fiona

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  18. Seen from here, you must be living in Paradise.

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  19. They are beautiful birds, but oh the noise when they are en masse.

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  20. Well at least they dressed for the occasion.

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  21. LOVE my visits here! There are some wild parrots around here. . . .what colorful and sharp shots!


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  22. They may be pests, but they certainly are awesome. Beautiful colors and they must be wonderful to see in flight.

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  23. I love those birds, there are usually some around when I'm on the way to the station, in inner city suburbia.

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  24. Super sharp and up close shots. They are pretty but noisy.

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  25. We saw some of these birds at the KL Bird Park. They really are beauties!

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  26. You have some very beautiful guests in your garden!

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  27. that such a pest could be so beautiful...they look like exotic flowers on the wing.

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  28. Very nice pictures. May I ask what camera you use to that such good shots?

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  29. I would love to have these 'pests' I my yard. Want to trade for some squirrels?

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  30. They are so beautiful. Funny how pretty anythings can get away with being pests better than homely ones, though. ;)

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  31. Oh, they're so beautiful! I love birds of all kinds. I'd be happy to adopt several of them....

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  32. Last year I had a few visiting and eating some fruit from our trees, but this year they haven´t appeared. Must have found greener pastures...Lovely photos.

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  33. Wowww, they are so nice and colorful!!!

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  34. It is just staggering to me that such colorful birds just wander freely in your yard. And, that they are a nuisance.

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  35. So cool. We have no colorful birds here at all.

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  36. They wouldn't be pests here:) I'd have a feeder made just for them. You are so lucky to have these beautiful, sassy and smart birds around:) Thanks for sharing your feeder fun:)

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  37. Tu as des oiseaux comme ceux-là dans ton jardin ? C'est merveilleux !!!

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  38. They are gorgeous! I have to go to the zoo if I want to see this bird. :-)

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  39. Such beauties in your back garden!? Lucky you :-)

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