While we were in Canberra on the weekend for the opening of our friend Kerry Johns new exhibition, we went walking with the grandchildren. Our granddaughter spotted the Eastern Rosellas in a big gum tree, in the shade of course. Nevertheless I tried to capture a decent picture, and Thomas helped me, enjoying playing with the zoom lens.
The others walked on, then I watched the rosellas fly down to the ground where they searched for grass seed. At last they were in the sun, but further away …. so here is a brighter image for you.
Then I had to run to catch them up in the Watson Woodlands. This link is to the North Canberra group responsible for fighting to save the Yellow Box woodlands from housing development … it can be done!
When I was growing up the most popular biscuit manufacturer Arnotts used the Eastern Rosella as their logo …. so it became one of Australia’s famous birds.
Wishing you all a bright and glorious day, full of colour and joy like this beautiful bird!