Eastern 'Pale-headed' Rosellas live in the gum trees. Some of them call out to us while flying overhead. At other times, one of them has perched on a branch nearby and talked to us.
They love to stop for a drink but have consistently ignored seed bells placed in the trees for them. This year was an exception and two of them decided to join the crested pigeons for a feed on the lawn. Being very shy birds, they would fly off at the slightest hint of movement anywhere near. After watching us photograph the other birds in our yard (such as the noisy miners, butcherbirds and magpies), they decided we could be trusted after all. To our delight they descended from the trees and actually posed for some shots.
View the slideshow below to see them having fun.
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