Visitors of the native kind

(Tigger and Ms F were talking about visitors to their garden which reminded me of these two from a few years ago)

October 2011 – Far eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Foothills of the Dandenong Ranges

Look what was on the front grass when I got home one afternoon
And yes, there are times of the year when our grass is an unintentional special mix of dandelions, daisies and various other bits and pieces😊
But that’s not what I want to show you lol

There they are
A pair of Crimson Rosellas looking for something tasty to eat

Crimson Rosella
Scientific Name:
Platycercus elegans
Featured bird groups:

Not too concerned about the car to begin with
More interested in the nice dandelion clocks full of seeds – right there in front of them

Almost like statues – looking straight ahead
showing off their beautiful red heads and blue speckled wings and back

Uh Oh Looks like I’ve been sprung – mid mouthful as well

The one on the left was intent on lunch and was ready to dive straight in
The one closest to the car carried on moving about and munching
but still wasn’t sure if he saw anything or not

Still plenty to eat there but they left soon after

Don’t Forget – if you want to see it best……Click/ tap or finger slide to enlarge

Linking to  Wednesday’s Words & Pics hosted by Denyse …..  Denyse Whelan Blogs

34 thoughts on “Visitors of the native kind

    1. Now that is something I’d love to happen here – sadly I’m not set up to formally entertain visitors, I just enjoy their company when they drop in unannounced 😊


  1. We mainly get the green kind here. But we have had the crimson on occasion
    Walking past my bottle brushes sometimes I almost get my head taken off as they whoosh past.

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    1. Yes they’re part of the parrot family, we’re lucky to have so many colourful birds living in our suburbs as well further out of town. I’ve put a link about parrots in the post

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  2. they are beautiful, also adorable, and i am thinking they knew you were aiming the camera at them. LOVE the colors on them. Red is a huge favorite of mine

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    1. Your would have had a field day out there Sandra. Being wild I kept thinking they’ll be off any second so just kept on clicking and hoping for the best


  3. Your visitors are much more colourful than ours. The best we can manage is the very occasional flash of kingfisher along the stream across the lane. We love your crimson birds. Great shots too.

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    1. One of those right place right time moments Debbie. I must have sat in the car for about 1o mins just clicking and watching through the (grubby) side window – didn’t dare open it though.

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    1. I see your red cardinals in so many o/seas blogs I’ve often wished to see one in the wild. There’s something about red plumage that’s different


    1. They used to visit us as well Sue but I haven’t seen many this year at all. Suburbia is becoming too crowded and unfortunately the trend to have concrete gardens is becoming more widespread-

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  4. LOVED seeing this…and yes to their cheekiness too. I love your grass mix!! Thank you for linking up for Wednesday’s Words and Pics on my blog. Always good to see and read one of your posts. Hope you return next Wednesday too. Denyse.

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  5. Wow! Those are gorgeous birds! And they eat dandelions? That’s awesome. We could have used them in Illinois to control of dandelion population.


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