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Images of Canberra – The Parrots of Downer

By johnboy - 24 July 2009 14

“headgroggogwog” took pictures of these charmers in his Downer backyard on 21 July.

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14 Responses to
Images of Canberra – The Parrots of Downer
pug206gti 9:05 pm 26 Jul 09

Galah: ‘Mmm tasty phone cables, ha! This’ll show those silly humans when I eat through their broadband connection!’

Primal 8:57 pm 24 Jul 09

I’ve always thought the ACT coat of arms should feature a cockie and a galah.

I-filed 6:03 pm 24 Jul 09

Fabulous photos! Can we have ’em in high res? I would keep a printoff at my workstation! : )

GardeningGirl 3:35 pm 24 Jul 09

Beautiful photos 🙂

Igglepiggle 1:36 pm 24 Jul 09

The birds are lovely. My favorites are the Gang gangs in Namadgi

Thoroughly Smashed 12:41 pm 24 Jul 09

headgroggogwog said :

My place is a bit ambiguous though – I live in Upper Downer! *pause for canned laughter*

Kind of like North Weston!

frontrow 12:22 pm 24 Jul 09

Apparently, you need a more explicit joke disclaimer, headgroggogwog.

midlife 11:50 am 24 Jul 09

Question? How can you live in upper downer when the suburb is as flat as a pancake. If so I pity the people who live in lower downer. That conjures up some bad images!

I agree Canberra has wonderful birdlife. I had an owl living in a tree in my backyard at evatt over winter a number of years ago. He was there for the mice I suspect.

Friska 11:37 am 24 Jul 09

headgroggogwog – LOL funny

toriness 11:09 am 24 Jul 09

great photos – i love the mix of brilliant bright colours in the cockatoo one.

headgroggogwog 10:54 am 24 Jul 09

Friska – Downer is pretty for sure. My place is a bit ambiguous though – I live in Upper Downer! *pause for canned laughter*

Friska 10:21 am 24 Jul 09

How pretty Downer is – very unfortunate name though.

rosebud 10:15 am 24 Jul 09

The birds of Canberra are a joy. I had a Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo over my back fence the other day. On a recent trip to Melbourne, I was kept awake all night by the stinging calls of a tree full of Minor Birds. How I hate Minor birds and their aggressive noisy ways.

Trunking symbols 10:04 am 24 Jul 09

Echoes of Wide Boy Jake’s “Bird of the Week” feature on RA last year . . .

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