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01 October 2011

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Eastern Rosellas in this burkes backyard.Parent birds look horrified to have bred a Thorpedo child.Scientific name Platycercus-eximius may have confused bird into swimming like a platypus.I enjoyed it all without even leaving my chair inside. It's freezing in Ballarat right now, and bloody Summer Time starts tomorrow getting up an hour earlier than it 'feels like' - up with the birds as they say.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you mega heaps. We are privileged to have Eastern Rosellas as regular visitors and (one at least) looked to be having so much fun I may have to get them a swimming pool.

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  2. Love the rosellas, HATE daylight saving.

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  3. oh River me too. Just as the winter passes and getting up seems easier to do, 'They' force us back an hour. It is murder on dairy farmers - cows do everything at their 'same time', they dont wear watches, and it confuses pets at feeding time and children at bedtime.
    The inventor of it meant that it should be gradually introduced in 20-minute increments.
    The whole thing is a plot by golfers who want to get 9 holes in between work and dinner.

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  4. And the curtains fade quicker.

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  5. When I was looking (and looking and looking) at this blog this morning I immediately thought of you. Some day I will learn to embed links in the comments, but for the moment I can't. An American photographer who loves birds.

    http://featheredphotography.com

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  6. Love the birdies Annie, but hate daylight saving. It takes me a month to get used to it and it's colder in the mornings.

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  7. ooh I love Easterns, they're my faves

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  8. Oh, LOVING the captions your photos might carry! A mutant Thorpedo child would worry ANY parent ...

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  9. At least Junior has water wings!!
    Nelly M.

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  10. Love rosellas... remind me of tomato soup. I rather like daylight saving though

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  11. You must have the most beautiful property!

    How lucky to be endowed with so much bird life so close to home.

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