Large flock of Galahs



We had a visit from over a hundred Galahs this morning. A visiting flock of this size (or bigger) happens every few weeks. Most of them tried unsuccessfully to access water from the swimming pool. This one in the photo above shows the only one that tried to drink from the bird bath. It got to within a metre before taking fright and flying off. So far I have not been able to record this species actually drinking from one of our bird baths. It must happen sometime.

There is one downside to having such a large company of this beautiful Australian species in our garden.

The noise can be deafening.

The following photo was taken last summer.



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6 Responses to “Large flock of Galahs”

  1. Brenton says:

    We often take these magnificent birds for granted because of their wide distribution. Galahs are national treasures and I never tire of their beautiful colours and witnessing what great characters that they are!

  2. Snail says:

    They are gorgeous birds. At least they don’t sound like their equally handsome cousins, the sulphur-crested cockatoos!

  3. Trevor says:

    Brenton – I agree – we should never take our common birds for granted. Even the most common and everyday birds in our gardens and parks can be a great delight – if only we have eyes to see and ears to hear.

  4. Trevor says:

    Snail – I find that the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are one of our most beautiful birds despite their raucous, ear-splitting call.

  5. Galah says:

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