Monday, August 22, 2011

Gluepot Reserve - Scarlet-chested Parrots

Every now and again an amazing bird turns up. Gluepot is renowned for them, and this winter a number of Scarlet-chested Parrots have returned to Birds Australia's Gluepot Reserve. It was an early start to get to Gluepot early. I walked down the track, and stopped and scanned. No sign. then a flash of colour as one then another flew across the track. A little further on one perched distantly, but always into the low sun. I think I counted 5 in the end. A flash here, a glimpse there. Quite a few different birds around, so the walk back was interesting. Here are two crops one of my photos, heavily photoshopped!! Not my greatest photography moment. For a brilliant photo of the same birds taken a few days earlier, see Chris Steele's blog here. A quick stop on the River Murray near Waikerie gave a few more photo opportunities.


  1. Very nice series Tony!!! The old windmill is really quite neat too! Hope that you are doing well!

  2. What are those sweet little birds in the first shot? Your windmill looks like one my husband photographed on the backroads of AZ! Amazing how much our counties can look alike!