A Parade of Red-rumped Parrots

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…

Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

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Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

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Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

Red Rumped Parrot

Red Rumped Parrot, Elster Creek, Elsternwick

I will show you why I am called a Red-Rump…

4 responses to “A Parade of Red-rumped Parrots

  1. 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.

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  2. I just love your photos. I think this fella is my favourite.

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    • 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..

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