10/22/14

wild color

What a surprise it was to be minding our own business, tooling down the road, and then to see all those colors flying across the road! I wish these were better shots, but they are sooo fast and the weather was not helpful.


*edited--thanks Mick* Originally from Australia, these Eastern Rosellas were introduced in the 1900's.  You can read more here.

22 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

it is a pity they have become a pest because they are so beautiful. Love them on the fence.

mick said...

Good to catch photos of those Eastern Rosellas - they are so fast. They were released in the early 1900s and are now well-established. Your link led to an article about Rainbow Lorikeets - not the same bird at all and apparently released in Auckland much more recently.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They look as though they'd rather be somewhere warmer.

eileeninmd said...

They are so pretty, I love their colors.. Great sighting and captures.

Stewart M said...

These are one of my favourite parrots - did not know that they had been introduced to NZ. You live and learn.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gusta Bogdan said...

so pretty

Birgitta said...

So pretty, colorful they are! Great captures!

marshaleith said...

wow- so cool to see something like this in the wild!

Linda W. said...

Cool birds! We sure don't see anything like that where I live.

waldlaeufer68 said...

these birds are only available in cages or zoo. Sometimes you see one of the cut is;-)
regards Frank

Kay said...

Wow. Cool birds.

Marie said...

Wow! How pretty they are decorating that fence! :-)

Rivien said...

OMG ..so little parrots They are so cherrfully!
I like it!
Thank you for the comment!
Hugs from Hamburg
Rivien

A Quiet Corner said...

Bright and so cheery!...:)JP

Amy Burzese said...

They are great shots! If I saw those while driving I would wreck probably!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love these wonderful little birds!

BumbleVee said...

are you kidding'? .... these are great. I'm always amazing at the vibrant colours of birds not in my area .....

Jen said...

So colorful, indeed. I would probably forget where I was headed and why if I saw these, and never reach my destination because I'd be forever photographing and watching.

CountryMouse said...

Great job getting photos of those rosellas, they are fast unless busy eating. Interesting to know they were introduced over there. I have never seen he Eastern one wild over here. They are so pretty.

Rambling Woods said...

I only see birds (sadly) like this in a pet store. I am late getting around so I am late fixing your link. I think you changed the name which changed the link, but it is good now.. I will enjoy your warm and cheerful weather now...Michelle

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I have five parrots. A couple of them are pests in their native lands. However, I think humans are pests. The parrots came first, unless like Starlings, some idiot imported them.

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Beautiful love birds.