BLOGSPOT IS HAVING HUGE PROBLEMS, OR RATHER I AM HAVING HUGE PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW BLOG SPOT. I GIVE UP ON THESE BIRDS. THEY OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE WEB.
Peek-a-boo King Parrot.
Beautiful birds aren't they? Beautiful but pesky in orchards. Most years we don't get any of the fruit off this apple tree. They are all eaten before they ripen.
Birds, up to a dozen at a time, congregate, feast and party here amongst our fruit trees. After three years of drought the birds number have decreased dramatically and this fellow was all alone.
King Parrots are fruit eaters and can sometimes be a menace to growers who are trying to make a living from supplying fruit. We, however, are not in that position and we welcome the bird life and are willing to share with them; even though apples certainly
local blossom trees have finished and the exotic ones in my garden have shrivelled and dropped their buds and fruits. Our local creek is now dry. We do still have water in our dams but have noticed that the birds prefer to drink from smaller bird baths scattered around the place than attempt to drink from large open areas.
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