Yes Helen, but this was taken in a caravan park where they have become very tame and used to people feeding them. There are also kookaburras and Crimson Rosellas that frequent this area. Sulphur crested cockatoos are the clowns of the bird world.
Agree with Janice. You have such colorful birds down under. Very cool.
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Thank you Janice and Clive, yes we do have some colourful birds in Australia, but I would love to see a hummingbird in the wild, bluejays, cedar waxwings, even a squirrel would me smile. I almost forgot to mention the red cardinals I often see photos of, they look so magical against the snowy scenes, though snow is not something I am envious of. We have New Holland honeyeaters in our garden, but they are way too fast for me to photograph, maybe one day.
Don't want to step on your thread, but thought you'd might like to see what Wisconsin has to offer: These are all very commonly sighted birds. Some photos are mine, some are from a bird watching website.
From top - left to right Rose Breasted Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting (saw them in the spring) Goldfinch, Cardinal and White Breasted Nuthatch (male goldfinches are greenish yellow in winter - look like females) Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse and Hummingbird Coopers Hawk and Northern Flicker
The Northern Flicker and Coopers Hawk were newcomers to our yard, captured the shots through the window, that's why they aren't that clear. Had to contact the bird watching group to find out what kind of bird that Northern Flicker was.
Love your contribution to the thread, you certainly have some beautiful birds where you live. I sometimes see some European goldfinches in my garden, apparently introduced here in the 19th Century, but they are very hard to catch. When I started this thread I was hoping that others would also like to share a photo a day, so thank you Janice for taking up the challenge.
Day 10 - Hindi wedding fire ritual, we were guests at a friends wedding and got to witness a very beautiful marriage ceremony, in this photo the groom adds ghee to the fire pit every time the priest chanted a certain phrase.
Torture! Are you posting pictures that you have taken each day? That's what I am assuming.
Helen, I am posting a photo a day, not necessarily one that was taken on that day, though if I find something interesting to share from my day, then it will surely make it into this thread, no pressure lol.