Posted 4 years ago
I am fortunate to live in a bushy part of Sydney and these are just some of the parrots that visit us daily.
Pic 1 is a pair of King parrots in the feeder. They are nesting in a tree hollow about 300m away, so I hope to see a juvenile soon.
Pic 2 are a galah pair. These parrots are very common in inland Australia but are seen more coastally now. Inland NSW has been having a terrible drought over the last 5 years or so and because of that they have moved to areas with more feed. Obviously I have feed here! They are also nesting in a tree hollow close by.
Pic 3 are some of the sulphur crested cockatoos that drop by. There is a huge eucalyptus tree nearby that about 40 of them roost in overnight; the noise is horrific. Cockatoos don't sing sweetly, they screech raucously.
Pic 4 is a cockatoo we call Dirty Boy. He is a demanding brat. Here he is on my kitchen windowsill expecting food, and he will keep tapping until a human responds. He is so dirty because he's been digging in muddy grass looking for grass rhizomes and onion weed bulbs to eat.
There are at least 5 other local parrot breeds but some are shy and I can't get good photos.
Yes, I feel lucky to have so much fantastic wildlife around!