King parrots, male (red) and female (green). These guys visited regularly around this time last year when we moved in but were almost completely absent throughout 2020 and we’d thought they’d moved on. Fortunately Hansel and Gretel returned sporadically through August and have upped their visitations to a couple times a week in September. Hopefully they stick around into 2021 this time 🤞😬🤞.
This handsome fella enjoying the setting sun in a tree near the house. A pleasing bookend to the find of a dead elderly cocky in the small paddock earlier in the week (went straight into the burn pile). FYI, these guys can live up to 80 years old!
Black cockatoos snacking on pinecones, keeping relatively quiet
Largest owl species in Australia. Photo taken through binoculars.
Looks like the King Parrots Hansel and Gretel have a bit of friendly competition…
Hansel’s back! First spotting since December, in tow with lady-friend Gretel 🤗
Kinda creepy, kinda awesome. Picked him up and placed him back with his peeps. Probably not supposed to do that, but I’m learning. Also, I had a shovel ready to “take care of business” if that ended up being the correct course of action. That hair do tho…
Lost and found