This afternoon I was making coffee in the kitchen and chatting to Hubby when he suddenly said “Look out the window!”
“What am I supposed to be looking at?” I had my back to it and couldn’t see what he was excited about.
“Birds.” he said and I turned and looked. There were two parrots sitting on a shrub in front of our “rustic”, as in nearly falling down, woodshed eating berries. They seemed oblivious to anything but their afternoon snack so I hurried to get the camera. I didn’t want to go outside because the noise of the back door would have frightened them and Cindy would have felt obliged to chase them away. As it was she was whimpering to go outside so I gave her a dog biscuit to distract her.
I took several photos through the window and the glass sliding door, the birds were there for more than ten minutes. I think they are Green Rosellas which are common in Tasmania. Sometimes they are known as Tasmanian Rosellas.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did.
I have a tea towel with your lovely parrots on! I’ll put a pic on a bit later. My cousin Marian was born in Australia but the family came back to UK when she was about 10. When she was in her 50’s she decided to have a holiday in Australia and visit all her childhood haunts. It took almost a year (and a lot of expense) to get a passport because her Mum, Auntie Flo was born Uk but Uncle Lewis was born in South Africia. After loads of hastle she had to apply for an Aussie one, although she had been married to a UK citizen for 30+ years. Anyway this tea towel was brought back from the hol and it always makes me smile.
Well I am glad that she got there after so much drama. I guess we take our citizenship for granted until we want to go somewhere.
That’s right. They had been to Europe but at that time you could get a one year passport from the PO that was OK for there. How times have changed!
Wow! What a way to make a utilitarian shed look magnificent! Those birds are stunning and your photography “through a glass door” is perfect. 🙂
The photos came out way better than I’d hoped but I should clean the windows in case they come back. 🙂