Homes for Wildlife

Homes for Wildlife
If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.

Where Are You Mum? I'm Hungry!!!

This is a young Australian Eastern Rosella just prior to taking her maiden flight from the nest in a hollow gum tree on our property.  I'd heard this youngster flapping around inside the tree for a few days, so I'd been spending a lot of time watching the tree, hoping to see her fledge.  The mother rosella had delayed returning to the nest until the youngster was hungry enough to come to the nest opening looking for her.  Just after this shot was taken, the mother flew to the nest, landed, and then took off again.  After a bit of hesitation, the youngster took off after her.  the male bird, whi had been watching from close by, flew off after his chick to make sure she was OK.

Comments
  • Where Are You Mum? I'm Hungry!!!

    Oh, just beautiful.

  • Where Are You Mum? I'm Hungry!!!

    Thanks, Cirrus.  She really has turned into a beautiful bird now, with her full plumage.  She still lives in the area with the parent birds, but I don't know if she will still be welcome when they breed again later this year.  

  • Where Are You Mum? I'm Hungry!!!

    your birds seem to be much more colourful than the ones that visit my garden the bright colours that thr rosella has must surely brighten your day when you see it.

  • Where Are You Mum? I'm Hungry!!!

    Certainly does, George.  We have lots of colourful birds here, and I'll gradually add them to the Gallery.