Nothing like a good scratch

Australian Ringneck parrot

Mallee Ringnecks, a sub-species of the Australian Ringneck parrot, is a resident breeding species on our 5 acre block in Murray Bridge, South Australia. We see them every day, and they bring great delight to when we see their bright colourful feathers lit by the sunlight.

On the other hand, we are not delighted when they chew on our pears before they are ripe. Next week we are planning to cover the fruit trees with bird netting to avoid having angry humans. This might end up in having a few angry birds hanging around.

A few days ago I photographed two of our local birds preening their feathers in the early morning sunshine.

There’s nothing quite like a good scratch.

Australian Ringneck parrot

Australian Ringneck parrot

 

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