Outside my kitchen window

crimson rosella on ground
this crimson rosella has just flown down from the tree – that’s why his tail is askew.


On Wednesday, taken with the Nikon D3000.

Usually three rosellas arrive to shelter in the tree by our kitchen wall only during extreme heat, but they arrived early, in anticipation, while it was under 30C.


crimson rosella on a rock in the water dish

When we came home from work, six tiny birds crowded close to the kitchen window, looking in at me. They might have been baby sparrows. Of course, they were now longer crowding cutely on the branch when I grabbed the Nikon. Only the one remained and it was hidden behind leaves, so no useful shot there.

And then there is this one. About 13cm. No idea what it is, and all my bird books are hiding. This morning, I saw another bird like it down by the footbridge.

bird, a possible Jacky Winter
unidentified bird


Have a good day.  I’m looking forward to the weekend.     🙂



12 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    pretty colours, love it!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      It’s a vivid red, Elizabeth.

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  2. I’d give a lot to be where you live to enjoy these colorful fellows. Gorgeous capture. ❤ ❤
    Do you leave a mess you have to shovel? 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      This one knew I was there at the window and didn’t let it worry it. Another wouldn’t come down out of the tree, though it wanted too. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.


  3. skybright1 says:

    You surely have a lot of bird life there Christine but then they must know now that you love them coming and that you leave food and water out for them.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      T rarely see these ones at the seed, but they love the water and shade. They forage pretty well for themselves in the garden. Giving the cypress pods a go at the moment and no doubt fat on my apples, peaches and nectarines. Must get some bird netting, next year.


  4. sue says:

    How big is your mystery bird? It looks vaguely familiar.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      It seemed a little smaller than the New Holland honeyeater, and I thought it might be a female one, but then found both sexes are coloured pretty much the same.

      I’ve just gone and found my ‘Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds’ so I shall go make another cuppa and peruse it. 🙂


  5. Aunt Beulah says:

    Your photographs of birds are fantastic, and the crimson rosella is a splendid bird. For a bird watcher, your blog is pure pleasure.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thank you Janet. What kind words! ❤


    2. ChristineR says:

      Oh, and it could have been a bit better if I wasn’t shooting through a grubby kitchen window! 😀


  6. sue says:

    The rosella is beautiful.


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