During the bushfires in Victoria in 2009, we had a larger number than usual of native birds visiting us in search of food and water. Since then, the wild bird population is back to normal, so I'm focussing more on our aviary birds for this blog.
There are a pair of these King Parrots that turn up every now and then to snack at our feeding station. We've seen them around in other people's yards, so we think they are local residents who do a little tour of the bird friendly houses around here. They are quite tame, and probably used to having their photo taken, as he didn't even flinch when the flash went off. The last photo here was taken when he came within a foot of me to perch on the fence, but unfortunately I'd been messing around with the setttings on my camera, so the colour is all wrong....waaaah!