New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WINGED VISITORS

Last post Andrew was looking for a cockatoo in one of my garden photos because the file name said 'cockatoo'. I explained in my reply that it was poor organisation on my part that a whole load of garden pics were mixed up with the cockatoo pics. So I thought I had better show him the cockatoo that visited together with a few other winged visitors to my garden including some that I wish wouldn't come. I'm not a birder but I like trying to capture them on camera.
 Cockatoo on the deck

 A Pheasant Coucal, a ground-dwelling cuckoo

 Rainbow Lorikeet

 Blue Faced Honey Eater

Pale Headed Rosella

Brush Turkey or Bush Turkey I can do without, they dig up the plants and spread the mulch onto the lawn.

See more birds on "Wild Bird Wednesday"

25 comments:

  1. These are all such lovey exotic birds from my end of the globe. Great captures.

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  2. Hello Diane, your garden birds are beautiful. I love them all, great shots. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  3. You have some beautiful coloured birds in your gaden .

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  4. Brilliant photos. Blackbirds are terrible scratchers in gardens too. I've not heard of the Pale Headed Rosella and I rather like the Blue Faced Honey Eater, again not familiar to me.

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  5. Colourful and varied visitors. They look very exotic to someone who only really knows British birds.

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  6. You do have beautiful feathered visitors Diana. I have to say I am totally envious of your Pale Headed Rosella, it's gorgeous!

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  7. I am not a birder either, but if these colorful birds were anywhere near me I would be snapping madly. I am having trouble deciding which I like best, leaning towards the pheasant.. they are all beautiful.

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  8. My brother in northern NSW swears the brush turkeys make a mess on his car on purpose.

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  9. Blue Faced honey Eater is my favourite

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  10. Lots of beautiful, but not always helpful, winged visitors to your garden Diane. I guess your location close to bushland lends itself to being a welcoming spot for the birds.

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  11. It's always interesting to see new creatures and there are a few birds there that I've not come across when I lived in NZ nor have I seen when visiting Australia.

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  12. Wow, these are all so colourful and interesting. There are green parakeets living wild in the south of England but we don't (yet) see them up north. They started from captive populations that got loose and are now breeding wild.

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  13. You have such wonderfully colorful birds in your garden, just like your flowers.

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  14. I always enjoy seeing pictures of the colorful birds in your part of the world. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

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  15. Love the birds of Australia they are so colourful. As for digging up the garden, our blackbirds do the same and I end up covering things with wire netting!! Good luck with you back and have a good day t'other Diane.

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  16. I think I would become a regular bird watcher in your part of the world. The birds are so attractive and make for compulsive viewing.

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  17. Well quiet an array of birds there that visit..

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  18. Beautiful picture if the honey eater. I've never seen one before. These lorikeets are so beautiful, these colours are stunning and the cocketoo is gorgeous too

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  19. A delightful series of shots here Diane - thank you for sharing & happy weekend.

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  20. Lots of birds visit your garden Diane and I'm fascinated by that blue-faced honey-eater as I've never seen one before - most unusual colouring.

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  21. Great set of birds - although I assume that the Bush Turkeys do a bit of damage. Maybe we should embrace Thanksgiving and abandon Halloween!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. Do so love the colorful winged creatures you get to see there! Having parrots all my adult life it would be so fun to see some in the wild.

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  23. I have been gone for a while and catching up. You have 3 birds I have never seen in this lot ... the cuckoo, honeyeater and pale rosella.

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