A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The meek shall inherit the leftover scraps.

No, I’m not being religious. Nor, for that matter, commenting on Australia’s current political zeitgeist. The Pale Headed White-Cheeked Rosella at the top of the above picture is one of a pair living near our house, currently with a fledgling in tow. They’re meek birds that tend to wait until our feeders are vacant before they come in for seed. Unfortunately for them, more-assertive birds like Galahs, Rainbow Lorikeets and Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos make that a wait-and-see proposition. But eventually, the Galah in this shot departed, and one parent and the fledgling (on the right in the shot below, and still duller in colour than its parents) got in for some scraps.