Shake your tail feathers…

A brightly coloured Crimson Rosella flew down to a low branch next to the track I was walking along at Green’s Bush recently and started to preen. It finished with a vigorous  shake of his tail feathers. It was all over in about 10 seconds and he flew off. I was lucky enough to get off a few quick action shots during the waggle.

Crimson Rosella, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vict

Crimson Rosella, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vict

Crimson Rosella, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vict

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Crimson Rosella, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vict

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Crimson Rosella, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vict

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5 responses to “Shake your tail feathers…

  1. They do have a beautiful tail formation Malt, such a beautiful bird!

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  2. Lucky you for seeing it and lucky us for you sharing it. Keep up the good work. By the way, snowy owls making appearances in our ‘neck of the woods’.

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    • Thanks Steve. Wow a Snowy would be great to see…do you photograph it all?

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      • I haven’t seen it, myself, but there have been pictures a in our newspaper. They (or, it) seems to be hugging the lake shore (Lake Ontario of The Great Lakes). It’s a bit odd to see them here so early because the weather, while it’s chilly, isn’t drastically cold. I thought they only came this far south if they had food supply issues they are a big, beautiful bird.

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