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Old Feb 2, 2005, 3:08 AM   #1
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Here is a shot of of some Australian Rainbow Lorikeets who visit our garden each day to be fed and who in return entertain us for hours with their antics and noisy behaviour. They are gutsy birds- some would say aggresive - who are not afraid of much larger birds like Cockatoos.

The photo is one of many that I took last year through the glass of our living room window using my Ricoh G4 digital camera.

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WOW:!:what I'd give for those guys to fly over here in the west for me to photograph.

I gather you are in Queensland???
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Where is the image of a ViewSonic monitor? ViewSonic uses a picture of these birds in their ads. Wish the contrast was better. It is still a very nice photo. I like parrots. Thanks for sharing. - Steven
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Colorfull parrots!!
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 2:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. Today I took a few more pics of the visitors to our front garden and again taken through the glass of our front window.

The sun was shining brightly when the cockatoos visited after the worst day in our Met office records. 36 hours of non-stop drought breaking rain with 13 degrees celsius after being 36 degrees C the previos day. So unusual for the normally hottest day of the year.

The Lorries were captured just as the weather was about to break and the sun had disappeared.

To the person who thought we might live in sunny Queensland, no, we live in Victoria at Hastings on Westernport Bay and we are close to the centre of the township.



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Old Feb 3, 2005, 2:43 AM   #6
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Can some kind sould advise this old codger on how to post more than one image in a "post" to this forum?

Anyone who read my previous post would see that i was talking about more than one image.

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Old Feb 3, 2005, 3:37 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. My wife and I live in Hastings on Westernport Bay, Victoria.

Our children, grand children and great grand hildren all live within a twenty five minute drive from us, so we are pretty lucky in that respect.

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BTW, we both love WA






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Old Feb 3, 2005, 4:43 AM   #8
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What really colorful birds!!
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 7:55 AM   #9
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roncur, The only way I know how to do that is find some pace to upload your photos and then place links to them in your message like:

[ img]http://www.somephotosite.com/mygallery/photo1.jpg[ /img]

[ img]http://www.somephotosite.com/mygallery/photo2.jpg[ /img]

[ img]http://www.somephotosite.com/mygallery/photo3.jpg[ /img]

Remove the space after the [ symbol. I had to add the space to prevent this site from interpretting the special codes.

I know Aussies consider cockatoos as pests. But here in the States, they are highly desired. It would be reelly cool to see cockatoos in the wild.

My avitar is a pic of my African Grey Parrot that I share my home with. BTW, his name is Gospel. Hence my name for this and other forums.

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Old Feb 4, 2005, 3:01 AM   #10
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Hi Gospel,

Thanks for taking the time to post a reply to my query.

I'll look in to that.

I have to agre that most Australian farmers would probably consider the Sulpur Crested Cockatoo to be a major pest. As well as being destructive to crops they can be destructive to timber houses too.

We only have five of them visiting our home so they aren't a problem to us.

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