Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathered Friends

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Ten photos and all but this pelican were captured where we lived outside the town of Gloucester in NSW Australia. The pelican made it to the page only because I hadn’t found him in my archive when I posted some pointy beaked pelicans in an earlier post this week. As you can see his beak can certainly hold as much as his belican.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

At the bird feeder there was a definite pecking order for feeding. The blue-eyed correllas would eat first.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Followed by the King Parrots

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

then the Eastern Rosellas would arrive.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The crimson galahs waited to take their turn on the rose arch.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

An infrequent visitor was the rainbow lorikeet.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Whilst the parrots fed at the feeder and on plants in the garden the wading birds patrolled the grasslands browned from frosts.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The Butcher bird waited at the chicken house. There were always things he could find there to eat.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathered Friends

  1. You live in avian country! We are lucky to have a few peregrine falcon couples visit us twice a year. Other than that, it’s mostly noisy crows and cooing mourning doves. Your photos of these birds are really gorgeous.

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    • We are lucky with our parrots and a few of our other native birds. The colour is fantastic and what amazes me that despite the colour they are really well camouflaged when they are in the trees that they gather their food and sleep. Must mean we have colourful trees also.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Your birds are so incredibly colorful compared to ours. We have a lot of little brown ones – thrushes, wrens, etc. I would be out there with binoculars every day! What kind of seed do they eat?

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    • Depends on the parrot. The White Cockatoos (no photos) like sunflower seeds best but all of these I used to feed a mix of any type of grass seed. Some like fruit like lilly pilly berries but my box was just a selection of seeds. You’d be in seventh heaven here with your binoculars Noelle.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    How fun to get to see your colorful and interesting line ups of birds. Yes, the pelican can stuff much into his beak!

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks so much Irene for playing along with us this week. 🙂

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  5. Sherri says:

    So beautiful and amazing to see parrotts in the wild like that! Laughed at the pelican, certainly has a beakfull as per the rhyme 😉

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  7. You have some amazing birdl ife there – so colourful.

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  8. bkpyett says:

    Lovely to see these magnificent birds, Irene.

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