Today is Australia Day, so the blog has an Australian theme for a couple of days. Simon's done a beachy banner with a photo I took at Tuross Beach on the New South Wales coast.
One of the striking things about any visit to Australia is the number and variety of parrots you can see, not just in the bush, but in suburban gardens. There are 56 species of parrot native to Australia, and all but 5 of them occur nowhere else on earth. Many of them are quite obliging photographic subjects, so here is a selection I took on our recent trip.
This species has a very limited distribution,
but is locally common.
in Rick and Helen's garden. This species
can be seen just about anywhere.
hole in the trunk of this tree.