Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Friday Show And Tell (Saturday in Oz)

We had a pair of visitors on Friday - Aust. Native King Parrots. Thanks whoever invented digital cameras - what an opportunity!

This was the first photo I took, when I noticed they had landed on the feeder on our front verandah. This is through the wire door, as I didn't want to scare them off by opening the door.

The male on the left has raised his wing ready to take off. Just in time to snap this, showing the blue under his wing. The female on the right is less brightly coloured.


Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

King Parrots are such beautiful birds, such vivid colours. Isn't it funny how in the bird community, the males are the prettiest !!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Saturday, 04 August, 2007  
Blogger Kelli said...

Such beautiful visitors! I would have been so excited to see them at my feeder!

Saturday, 04 August, 2007  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Gina, How wonderful you had the camera so handy as to capture these photo's of the King parrots such glorious colours. (((Hugs))))

Sunday, 05 August, 2007  
Blogger Trudi M said...

What a wonderful opportunity to get pictures of them. I would have been trilled. Love those digital cameras. How did we live without them? Please stop by a visit me.

Sunday, 05 August, 2007  
Blogger ellen b. said...

lovely, what beautiful birds!

Sunday, 05 August, 2007  
Blogger Isabelle said...

How amazingly brightly coloured these birds are! Here in Scotland, our birds are much more muted in colour - in fact, we specialise in little brown birds which are quite hard to tell apart. By the time you get the bird book out, they've usually flown away...

Monday, 06 August, 2007  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

What a lovely show and tell Gina, I missed this week with two birthdays around here grandchild and friends.

The visitors I am sure are welcome at your place anytime they are beautiful.

Monday, 06 August, 2007  
Blogger Crazee4books said...

What an incredible sight Gina. Such gorgeous birds! Are these kind of rare to see at your feeder?? What kind of seed do you put in your feeders? We have multiple feeders in our yard, but the most exotic bird that we get with any regularity is a pair of cardinals. The male cardinal is bright red, and they have a crest on top of their head.

I loved reading your previous post about meeting your long lost friend, and boogying at your client's home to Elvis.

Glad to hear that you've read Harry Potter 7 too. Seems like everyone is reading it, and we love the book but hate that it's the last one. Wonder if J.K. Rowling intends to write other stories in the future and if so what kind would they be?

Saw your Indian Chief on your other blog and it's looking wonderful. Such detail.

Cheers!! Judy

Monday, 06 August, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hello everyone, glad you liked these pics of our visitors. It sure was a treat to find them on our feeder; they are not indigenous to this area, even though they are native Australian birds. These two may have been aviary escapees - we'll never know for sure. We haven't seen them since, so they were obviously just passing through.
Judy asked what we feed the birds. We buy special 'wild bird seed' and put some out every day. We also put out chopped apple, and sometimes bits of bread, which the non-native birds (doves) like.

Wednesday, 08 August, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Oh They are so beautiful. I still can't get over, that they fly free. I've seen them in pet stores for as much as 80.00 for one! Thanks for sharing. :)

Sunday, 12 August, 2007  
Blogger Audrey said...

Oh, how beautiful! Hard to believe that the Kings are native in your back yard! We're in Canada, and all our parrots are exotic. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos - just noticed the Galahs too! Ooooh, my dream bird one day, but they're VERY, very expensive here! Thanks again!

Sunday, 12 August, 2007  

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