Friday, May 25, 2012

Love the lovebirds

 Our backyard is a haven for birds.
The feeders get crowded and the birds get bossy. 

But recently we have had some very special guests. 
Peach faced lovebirds have made a re-appearance.
They sit in the tree above the feeder and watch the frenzy. Occasionally they feast. But mostly they screech back and forth - their 'song' as an alert that they visiting. 

  Only three of them have been kind enough to pose for photos. I have named them (top to bottom): 
Lovey, Dovey, and Mr. Duchovny.
(can you spot the third one at the bottom of the photo?)


Jo's World said...

Yes, I can see the third one! Just a bit of his peachy head and breast sticking out for us. Beautiful birds!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Barb said...

You have a crowd at your buffet. Those peach faced parrots are spectacular!

Banjo52 said...

Great drama! Would these be the guys we saw on Florida's Atlantic coast about six years ago? They were there for two years, but have disappeared. My most expert birder pal figured (from Minnesota) that they were escaped house parrots. And didn't that movie about the San Francisco parrots sort of agree with him?

Banjo52 said...

btw, what's your little yellow friend? Female finch? Western version of the female gold finch?

Brenda's Arizona said...

Banjo, the yellow one is a lesser goldfinch. We have had several all spring, but now (with the heat upon us), we have 4-6 hanging around.

Yes, the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - love the movie!!! I'm so glad someone else knows of it!

We are told lovebirds in our vicinity are 'escaped domestic' birds. I do see huge clans at the Riparian Park, although they are very crafty and hide. This is second year we have sighted them in our backyard. HURRAH!!

Kathy said...

What a treat to have such beautiful visitors, even if they are a bit loud! Visitors can be like that, you know.

Snapper II said...

I will be looking for these feeders,What fun.

altadenahiker said...

I read the Telegraph book on which the movie was based. Loved that, too. We have the wild parrots of Altadena -- they were in my Loquat tree just this morning.

These photos are wonderful, because it's very difficult to get these guys to hold still.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Those are so pretty! We have slim pickings out here when it comes to colorful birds. Nice photos!

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