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Old Oct 22, 2010, 5:05 AM   #1
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We're used to sharing our picnic areas with magpies, kurrawongs and black jays in the tablelands national parks, but on a recent trip to Inverell we had a whole range of different birds to share with.

In the morning .....

#1 red wattle bird feasting on left-over chips

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#2 young pied butcher bird, also after the chips

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and in the afternoon .....

#3 a blue-faced honey-eater pleading prettily

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#4 a red-rumped parrot happily munching on grass seeds

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#5 where the name came from

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Old Oct 22, 2010, 5:19 AM   #2
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#6 eastern rosella snacking on dandelion seed heads

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#7 and having 'seconds' as well

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#8 Australian magpie lark (peewee) and the main course worm

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C & C welcome.

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Wow! We have a few colorful birds native to this area (Cardinals, blue-jays, wood ducks, etc..) but nothing so far out as the eastern rosella.

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That is some variety in color! #3 is most unsual with the irrdescentcolor by the eye!
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Wow! We have a few colorful birds native to this area (Cardinals, blue-jays, wood ducks, etc..) but nothing so far out as the eastern rosella.

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That is some variety in color! #3 is most unsual with the irrdescentcolor by the eye!
Yes we certainly have our share of brightly coloured birds brad and jelpee. Here are two more:

#9 crimson rosella taken at camping grounds at the New England National Park

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#10 rainbow lorikeet taken among ornamental plum blossom at the University

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More lorikeet pics can be found at Rainbow Lorikeets

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