Garden Visitors: Green Rosella

Green Rosella’s are frequent visitors to our garden and yesterday in the early evening I spotted one on a tree outside. I haven’t lived in a house with an upstairs since I was a child and it is still a novelty to look out the window and be level with the tops of the trees. The birds especially like a big flowering tree which is right opposite the balcony so it’s easy to see them through the window.

As usual I didn’t have my long lens but as I’d seen the birds there on other occasions,

I knew they usually stayed a while. I thought I’d have time to change lenses. I did and snapped these photos. There were two birds but one of them was in another tree a bit further away. I do have quite a few photos of Rosellas as they used to visit the garden in Geeveston too but I never get tired of photographing them.



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.


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