A beautiful spring evening in Elwood, I got home early enough today to go for a walk along Elster Creek to the golf course lake. While ducking wayward balls (only 3 near misses today), I spotted a pair of young colourful male Red-rumped Parrots feeding on grass seeds at the base of a raised tee box – I assume young as they did not fear me at all as I sat down to take a few pics and when I laid right down they actually moved in closer and fed only a few feet away…
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Great photos Matt. You’re becoming quite the photographer! Can’t believe there’s so much variety of birds in Elwood.
Glad youre still enjoying the hobby.
Heya Claire, thanks for the comments. There is a good variety locally, I just have to keeping going outside and looking for them…
I just love your photos. I think this fella is my favourite.
Thanks PP, I appreciate the comments, and the RR Parrot is one of my favourites too – such great colours, they were fun to photograph as I lay on the Golf Tee box while golfers tried to tee off over and around me..