Saturday, December 03, 2005

Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus

These little fellas visited my backyard last weekend, feasting on all the bread thrown around from Thanksgiving dinner we had the night before. Alot more photos of the actual dinner can be found on ForBattle. Its was great fun asusual, had about 35 hungry folk turn up and the weather was perfect for long enough to have it outside. The next morning was grey and wet, and we had many avian visitors. My camera has a digital zoom that goes past the telephoto zoom. It seems to lose a bit of resolution but its still a good photo. The colours of these birds is striking and bold. The green glowing dots on thier back is raindrops, which is a pretty cool effect i think.
This is one of the many things i'll miss if/when we go to the states, the beautiful and bright wildlife.
The US is full of amazing critters aswell but they don't have anything like our parrots for colour.