Birds of a feather.....

By ColleenA
Thank you for your votes and kind comments and to Prabhas for his UA, all much appreciated.

Yesterday afternoon late we went to watch the grandson play cricket, his school won. I heard a lot of chirping on the field behind us and discovered this group of galah's. They are so pretty with their pink and grey colours. It was quite difficult to get close to them without frightening them away. I think the one was a mother feeding her youngster.
We have moved to a hotel closer to the City for a few days (a nice rest from the grandkids)

P.S The English cricket team are staying in our hotel, I said hello to Graham Swann...

Tags: Wildlife and nature Australian galah

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
21 Dec 2013 5:21AM
Lovely pictures, Colleen.
Don't get too friendly with the cricket team - they'll have you opening the batting.
Give them a good talking to from me.

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21 Dec 2013 5:25AM
Beautiful birds, Colleen.
Say 'Hello' to Graham for me...Smile

Lovely galahs Colleen, I dont see them here... V3 is a standout for me Grin beautiful Grin

Lynette Grin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
21 Dec 2013 5:28AM

Quote:Beautiful birds, Colleen.
Say 'Hello' to Graham for me...Smile


I did....says he doesn't know youGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 5:49AM
Lovely series featuring these enchanting creatures. 2 & 3 are magic.
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 5:51AM
A really lovely set Colleen, what was the adult bird feeding them on?
Don't mention the Cricket.... disaster Sad
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
21 Dec 2013 6:02AM

Quote:A really lovely set Colleen, what was the adult bird feeding them on?

Worms I think Ray....she was digging in the grass and then hopping over to the screaming child...GrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Dec 2013 6:18AM
I've never heard of these. Very pretty birds! Superb shots, Colleen. Vs 2 and 3 are my favourites without a doubt SmileSmile

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Dec 2013 6:26AM
Such beautiful birds, Colleen, and how wonderful to see them living free, and not in cages, as so many are shipped around the world for the pet trade. Carol
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 6:33AM
Lovely to see adult feeding the young Colleen great shots
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:10AM
Lovely set Colleen. Rather see them than watch cricket. Continue to enjoy your trip. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
21 Dec 2013 7:17AM
Galahs.. Cheeky parrots they are. Never try to feed them from hand - they don't see much difference between a fruit piece and a fingerGrin Love numbers 1 and 3, beautiful images. Thanks for sharing them!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:23AM
Beautiful photographs of beautiful birds Colleen. They seem such characters. Not really much of a cricket fan living in a country that is seldom dry enough to play the game. Used to enjoy watching it on the BBC in the old days when every match ended in a draw but recent developments in the game have put me off.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:26AM
Very pretty indeed Colleen, I hope you are enjoying your stay...
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
21 Dec 2013 7:45AM
Lovely captures of a fun bird! They make a great noise when feeding there youngSmileSmileSmile
ukgubbi 6 5 India
21 Dec 2013 7:46AM
V3 is the loveliest. Very adorable images.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
21 Dec 2013 8:02AM
Morning Colleen ! A lovely set of these lovely birds !! Some serious maternal care taking place there Smile Just finished a 60 km trip down the Breede river with kayaks and today a friend from France comes to visit for a few days - so no photozine for a few more days. Just thought I'd pop in quickly to see what is cooking Smile The Proteas are heading for troubled waters against India here Sad
21 Dec 2013 8:22AM

Quote:Lovely series featuring these enchanting creatures. 2 & 3 are magic.

My thoughts exactly, Colleen - a wonderful set!

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
21 Dec 2013 8:26AM
We have room at our house for all 4 of these beautiful birds............GrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 9:09AM
Brilliant images V2& V3 are lovely,

Ali Smile
21 Dec 2013 9:15AM
V3 for me Colleen, I love Galahs, they are beautiful, grey on the ground and a pink cloud in the sky. In the outback when lonely women had a time to speak to each other, by radio, from the different stations it was called "Galah Hour" as galahs make quite a din chatting all the time they are together.

21 Dec 2013 10:03AM
Great set of Galah images,my favourite is V3 Colleen
21 Dec 2013 11:01AM
Funny looking birds ! Never seen before! Beautiful images , very well taken! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 11:08AM
A lovely set
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 11:27AM
A great set Colleen, lovely looking birdsSmile

21 Dec 2013 11:30AM
One of my (many) favourite Australian birds! Well spotted.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Dec 2013 11:49AM
So pretty.
a classy shot.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 12:24PM
You did well to capture a whole 'clutch' of these Colleen.
I've got two single galah images but not nearly as good I'd have liked.
they are wonderfully colourful.
I like Harriet's story.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Dec 2013 2:09PM
Colourful birds indeed Colleen !!
Good set.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 2:28PM
Great set Colleen, love V3 the kissing couple. Have a great Christmas.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Dec 2013 2:51PM
a wee winning set Colleen with V2/3 a nose ahead

This is a great set of these birds I have never before seen, Colleen.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Dec 2013 3:27PM
They look much lovelier than the pigeons we have around here! Wink A great set, Colleen, and V3 just has to be my fave too Smile
Trev Smile
21 Dec 2013 3:47PM
Beautiful bird images, Colleen ! V2 is my favorite!
21 Dec 2013 4:28PM
Beautiful Colleen, such a pretty colour. Wishing you, hubby and family a wonderful Christmas GrinGrin

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 4:44PM
A so very well observed, composed, exposed and captured set of ornithological images with superb detail and wonderfully eye catching colour Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 5:47PM
Beautiful birds and very well captured. I love V3WinkGrin
jacquig 4 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 6:08PM
So pretty; they look like they are constantly smiling; and what headgear! All really beautiful captures, and v3 particularly stands out for me - perfect timing. Have a lovely Christmas. Smile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:02PM
Beautiful set, love them allSmile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
21 Dec 2013 7:18PM
This is a brilliant set Colleen of some lovely birdsSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 7:19PM
Great details captured here Colleen
Lovely images
21 Dec 2013 10:38PM
A wonderful detailed set Colleen.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..Lin
22 Dec 2013 9:33AM
A lovely cheery set Colleen.

John Smile
22 Dec 2013 1:20PM
Are these belong to intelligent Cacatoose ?
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 5:54PM
Excellent shots, V3 and 4 are my faves
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
24 Dec 2013 11:33AM
Beautiful and fun to see these pretty birds.
(Give those cricketers a clip round the ear from me for
being so rubbish !)

B. Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Dec 2013 4:57PM
Certainly more appealing than Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke that is for sure!WinkGrin A really super set of images of these colourful birds with v3 being my favourite
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Dec 2013 11:03PM
great to see a young galah, what amazing colours

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