Went for a walk down to Tunks Park / Middle Harbour this afternoon. Decided to take the compact digital camera with just in case.
Good thing I did too, as I was climbing back out of the valley, I passed a pair of King Parrots just near the side of the path munching away on some nuts from the trees. They were quite happy to sit there crunching away while I pulled out the camera and took a few photos. Pity the light wasn’t great – difficult to get a good shot.
The female was there too with her green head, but my photos of her didn’t turn out clear enough.
A few steps further up the track were a pair of Crimson Rosellas enjoying the same types of food as the King Parrots. Again, the light wasn’t good enough for my photos to turn out.
Plenty of other birds out too – anyone would think it was springtime or something!
Gaye from the Hunter says
I found your blog via Trevor’s blog.
A great capture! Those little compacts can be fabulous in the right hands.
The King Parrots certainly are a fabulous sight in the bush. I don’t have any established trees (yet) to attract them, but I was sitting on the lounge yesterday and saw a pair fly through my backyard. I hear them occasionally from my yard, but sightings are rarer.
Great shot – they would have to be one of the most stunning parrots in a land of stunning parrots.