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Short-beaked Corellas

I do have to admit, I get a little bit excited when I can share a new local bird.

Corellas

During my last year of high school (or perhapse the last two years, I'm not sure) I worked in the afternoons for a couple who lived down my street. They worked with a parrot rescue program in the states; they took in several confiscated parrots as well as bred a few species as well. They had something between twenty-thirty birds in their house! It was very noisy to say the least ;)

The five (later, six) birds that were up in the atrium, however, were their own pets and one of which was a long-beaked Corella named Joe.
Joe and I got along quite well actually; he and I would have lengthy conversations and dance to rock 'n roll music.
Long-beaked Corellas are much more rare and not in this area, I don't think, but these short-beaked cousins certainly are!

Corellas

They don't often come around to Emerald Beach, I cought this rather sizeable flock at Boambee Creek on Angela's birthday.

Corellas

Every time I see them, I can not resist going "Hello, Joe!"
Sadly, I got no response from these guys.

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pinkpuppybelly
Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
How many of these birds that you're showing pictures of are fearless enough to come up to you? I'm always a fan of hand-feeding wild birds :3
kanawinkie
Jan. 2nd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
None of them are fearless, alas!
For the most part, since so much of the surrounding area are national/natural parks, we locals and tourists are encouraged not to feed the wild birds and animals.

When we first moved into this house on Emerald there was a couple of magpies and a pair of rosellas that would come and perch on our balcony; clearly the two men who lived here before us had fed them regularly.

We're not going to feed them, but I have been trying to get a bird-bath set up in our yard somewhere for quite some time!
synnabar
Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I love their feet, too. :)
m0053
Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's so strange to see a flock of these things, when I've only seen them in pet stores before. ^_^ YAY!
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