It seems my two fine feathered friends (a pair of beautiful white Western Corellas) rather enjoyed their dining experience of last week and decided to repeat their repast on my book-leaved conifer, which i happily snapped for posterity. 🙂
Most of the birds i capture in my garden are in and out, whether it be for a feed, a drink or a bath in under 5 minutes, but these guys (or guy and his girl rather) are in no such hurry and nibbled on the conifer’s seeds non-stop for 30-40 minutes! How they have the strength to fly off after stuffing themselves silly is anyone’s guess? 🙂
This was only their evening meal, as the sun was getting quite low in the sky, and i assume they had been spending much of the rest of the day eating also!
As you can clearly see, the male corellas have a crest they can raise when alarmed or when attracting a mate.