Come Out And Play

Over the weekend, we took a short drive out to Belgrave to have a look see. It turns out there was nothing much there so we drove on ahead to explore. We didn't feel like going up to Sassafras so I made a turn into a junction to make a u-turn and stumbled upon this bird feeding site! I was a happy boy.

As we drove in, we saw this cockatoo rolling the V can! If it were a Red Bull can, I would have titled this post "Red Bull gives you wings". It's clear that the birds here have gotten used to the idea of humans hanging out in their territory. Although it was quite amusing to see the cockatoo playing with the can, it was really disturbing as well because the can does not belong in this picture. Dear humans, please take your rubbish with you!

This photo just doesn't do these Crimson Rosellas justice. They were way more vibrant in real life.

This one here looks like a rainbow mutant. Can't quite put my finger on what species it is. I don't think it's a Rainbow Lorikeet. Might be a Rosella or Parrot of some kind.

I can't believe I have never done this before! It was great to feed these birds. I loved it when they landed and ate out of my hands!

Trying to pat its head but I was unsuccessful.

This King Parrot was so confident, flying onto my hand without hesitation. At the time, I didn't know it was a King Parrot and I said, "wow, this one is so confident it must be the king of this park or something".

Adoring the beauty of this King Parrot. As a kid, I've always liked the idea of holding a parrot in my hand, just like Captain Hook did and here I did it! The best part was these birds were all free to fly in wild and they were not kept in captivity. Awesome!

"Forget about feeding me. I'll help myself. Thank you very much."

Dig in!

Two is better than one.

The pattern on the feathers kinda look like fish scales or at least those I would draw for art class when I was a kid. I just love the vibrant colours!

I thought Cockatoos look amazing and it's cool that they can be easily spotted in the wild but it turns out these guys are now a pest because they're over-populated. These guys peck quite a fair bit too and apparently they carry a lot of diseases too, so be careful when you feed them.

It's fun to not have an agenda and to just enjoy the journey. You never know when these pleasant surprises may pop up and when they do, just embrace the moment.
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