Saturday, 15 October 2011

Birds in my Backyard

It's always exciting to get avian visitors in the backyard. Recently we've been seeing quite a few of these two:


European Goldfinch. Carduelis carduelis

 As we are such excellent gardeners we have lots of dandelions in the lawn which the Galahs love to eat

Galah. Eolophus roseicapilla




Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books.

17 comments:

Leslie said...

That parrot is gorgeous. The goldfinch is way different than the yellow ones we have in North America. You have a wonderful assortment of colorful birds... I'm jealous!

BookPlease said...

How exotic! Nothing like the birds in my back garden.

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such bold colors!

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Trish said...

What pretty visitors!!

Satia said...

Lovely. Our cardinals are beginning to show up occasionally but not fully yet. I have seen more bluebirds this year, however. I love trying to spot birds I can actually recognize!

Beachreader said...

You have such a variety of birds in yard. What fun!

mostraum said...

Great colors.

Paulita said...

I've never even heard of a galah. He's so ugly he's beautiful. Here's Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Amazing bird shots! I never see anything like these birds in my patio, but then again, I don't go out there very often. As it cools down, I will.

Thanks for sharing.

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Jill said...

I don't think we have birds like that here, great shots!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You take the most beautiful pictures. Just gorgeous birds.

Kay said...

Those birds are amazing! So colorful. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Karen Harrington said...

Those are gorgeous! How did you get such close up shots? A special lens? :)

Bev Hankins said...

Gorgeous shots! I especially like the goldfinch--which has much cooler markings than the goldfinches around here.

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/10/saturday-snapshot-october-15.html

Irene said...

I wish my field of dandelions would attract such a delightful guest or two.

Alyce said...

Those are both such unusual and beautiful birds! I wish I had some sort of justification for growing so many dandelions in my yard!

fiction-books said...

Hi Louise,

Some lovely pictures which definitely brought a smile to my face, with the appropriate timing of your post.

My niece and her husband have just returned from their honeymoon in Australia and amongst their several hundred snaps, are several of some lovely Cockatiels!!

Nothing unusual you might think, but as they were unaware that in Australia Cockatiels are equivalent in number and nuisance value to our UK pigeon, my niece on spotting her first cockatiel was heard to say very loudly, for the benefit of everyone in their group, that someone should try to catch this beautiful and no doubt expensive bird and return it to its owner before it got hurt!

We don't have quite so many exotic birds frequenting our garden, although finches of many varieties are a common sight during the winter months and we have just spotted a pair of owls and a pair of woodpeckers, which have set up home in the large oak tree behind our place.

Yvonne