Red white and blue

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Red, White and Blue

I was looking through folders looking for anything I might have had that was red, white and blue, other than a flag, was tempted to make something that is red, white and blue.

In the end my laziness won out. A lovely red bottlebrush flower being tasted by a Blue-faced Honeyeater from a few years ago

Something is happening in the birdbath today

Debbies Six Word Saturday

Splish splash
water sprays
a flash of feathers
a tail waggle
Splash splish

Will I or
won’t I
have another
or splish

The resident Eastern Yellow Robin loves the birdbaths around the yard. Only recently using this one

The king of the garden

Don’t Hold Your Breath’s Bird of the Week – Week X

King Parrots are found all along the East Coast and ranges of Australia. They range from Cooktown in Queensland through to Port Campbell in Victoria. They are found in rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests.

I always have King Parrots in the garden. I occasionally put out some seed for them and the other seed eaters. Sometimes I get reminded that they are around and perhaps may enjoy a snack. They seem to know what part of the house I am in especially a male I call Tiny. He was smaller than the others and didn’t move away when the others went elsewhere. Sometimes he follows me around the garden.

The male King Parrot is the only parrot in Australian with a completely red head

The female King Parrots are green headed

The juveniles look like females until puberty and those male feathers start to emerge

Quite often they are a bit of fun to have around

Sometimes they enjoy a good squabble

The third largest bird in Australia

Debbies Six Word Saturday

Yes, the Australian Pelican. Who would have thought. I didn’t know, perhaps one of the long legged birds, maybe the Brolga.

“They may not be as tall as the emu or the cassowary, but they’re still considered to be one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, weighing up to 13kg.”

Why do Pelicans always like to sit on light poles over bridges?
Because they can I reckon. When they open their mouths so wide, you don’t feel like arguing.

“Often a pelican will crane its neck with it mouth agape, scaring off invaders”

Despite their size, Pelicans are strong graceful fliers.
“every decade or so, some Pelicans leave their coastal sanctuaries for the small, inland lakes of the harsh Aussie outback, which experts argue is for breeding and feeding purposes.”
I don’t know why these “experts” are arguing, of course its’ for breeding and as for feeding, maybe a change from a constant seafood diet.

I reckon they are so lovely and that look always gets you in.

Nearly always gracefully beautiful.

Well, gotta go now. Nice of you to drop by.


A few long legs

Denzils NPC #9: Long-legged Birds

I was sure I had more/better photos of long-legged birds. Here are the ones I have as they are

Intermediate Egret

A White-faced Heron

Pacific Heron

Black-necked Stork

Straw-necked Ibis

Sacred Ibis

Royal Spoonbill


Sooty Oystercatcher

Pied Oystercatcher

Now you know why they are called Cattle Egrets

Look who is here

Don’t Hold Your Breath’s Bird of the Week

The Figbirds are here enjoying the Port Jackson Fig Tree figs. I posted a photo for Sunday Stills but this time here is what a male Figbird looks like.

This is a female Figbird

The Fig tree is fruiting

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Peek-a-Boo, Who Sees You

This year, the Port Jackson Fig tree has had so many figs that a lot of birds have been feasting, Satin Bowerbirds _very shy, the doves have been snacking on the figs that have fallen to the ground. Of course the Figbirds have turned up as they know a good meal of the quite small fruit will be available. Figbirds too tend to hide among the leaves.

A lovely little fig

This Male Figbird, with his bright red eye surround, was making sure I was not going to be a pest other than stalk around with my camera.