Garden Visitors- Green Rosella

Green Rosellas are always welcome visitors to the garden. I occasionally had them visit in Geeveston and I see them a lot around Sisters Beach. This one popped in to snack on one of the big ferns in the back garden. I spotted him out of my bedroom window and sneaked off to get my big lens.

Green Rosella in the garden- shot through a closed window with a Pentax K10 and 100-300mm Sigma lens,

These were taken on maximum zoom which is 300mm. He stayed quite a long time and if he spotted me watching him through the window he didn’t care. I say him, but actually I have no idea if it was a male or female bird. I love the way parrots use their claws as hands when they are snacking.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. That sounds like a GREAT lens. I have one Sigma lens. I’d have more, but they only make one for my kind of camera.

    That is a beautiful bird. I shoot everything through windows and they are often not especially clean. Surprisingly, the cameras seem to see through the dirt and dust and find the birds. Really beautiful!

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    • I was a bit worried about whether the window would be too dirty , it’s on the second floor, no way I can clean it. However, it doesn’t seem to show up. I don’t like to open windows to take pictures because the noise would scare them away.


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