Thursday, August 14, 2014

Twenty eight x three!



These rakish little fellas were holding on tight to the electricity lines for fear of being blown away by the really strong gusty winds yesterday morning.. the Australian ringneck parrot or 'twenty eight' as it's commonly known because of its distinctive 'twentee-eight' call and the red band above his beak. This is the first time I've taken shots of the twenty eight, not quite as colourful as the Rainbow lorikeet that I've shown many times before, but certainly not plain :)


They're not the best shots.. had to grab my long lens real quick and they were pretty high up. Did you ever wonder, like moi, why birds don't get electrocuted on electricity wires.. well here's the answer! As one, they slowly turned their backs to me.. I get it, I hate my photo being taken also :) Happy Thursday, take care..


29 comments:

  1. They think they are showing you their best sides?!
    Wouldn't we be cool touring around Perth in that car!! ;-)

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  2. I love your colorful birds for the day, Grace!! Terrific captures as always and a fun start for my day -- as always! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!!!

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  3. You really do have some of the most beautiful birds in your corner of the globe! These are some very handsome characters. Don't get blown away.

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  4. Nice shots, Grace! They're attractive birds but I wonder if they are very noisy. We have a lot of little green parrots in south Florida and they make quite a racket.

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  5. the shots turned out great !
    happy thursday to you
    anni

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  6. Hi Perth! I'm back. Love the birdies. "Bird on a Wire" and all that. My sons are home and safe and working. All's right with the world.

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  7. They actually pose like a chorus line doing their little dance on the high wires.

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  8. So cute birds. It's as if they have a yellow scarf around his neck.
    The photos are awesome and nice.

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  9. They are gorgeous, but I love all of our parrots. Can't believe you put electricity wires in your post (you have to see mine to understand what I'm on about!!)

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  10. We don't have anything like those, our smartest birds are crows but don't tell the chickens.

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  11. You sure have a lot of pretty birds there.

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  12. Makes me think of that old Leonard Cohen song about a bird on a wire.

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  13. I have not seen these little guys before. Interesting variations of dark green on their backs.

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  14. And where do they get their ringneck name from? Ok, disingenuous. I am sure turning their backs to you was nothing personal, probably a change of wind direction.

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  15. "Don’t Try This At Home!" :-) You make me learn at 05:05 am, Grace! Beautiful birds, hope they made it well through the wind!

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  16. I can't help thinking of notes on a musical staff !
    I'm home and blogging slowly back !

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  17. That is a funny name "twenty eight". I agree with Malyss, I had the same idea, they look like a notes on a Sheet Music.

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  18. Well spotted Grace. I just had to click on your link explaining why birds don't get electrocuted. Fascinating, but I won't give it a test run.

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  19. Heel mooi en je hebt ze dan ook van alle kanten kunnen benaderen.

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  20. Thanks for the link, Grace, but I think I'll NOT hang from the wires to test it out. I still have very bad memories of a boy in my hometown who climbed a utility pole. EW! He lived to tell about it but was severely burned.

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  21. These would certainly catch my eye too.

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  22. With those winds I did wonder what happens to the birds, as one of the mornings I found a tiny bird had fallen from our lemon tree to the ground below. I put him up again in a basket, sadly the next day it was dead. I think it might have been a dove, as I have seen a couple of doves around the lemon tree.

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