Mallee Ringneck parrots find a slippery dip

My wife and I had a good laugh a few mornings ago. I was still in bed and about to rise. My wife had just opened the curtains.  A heavy frost had settled overnight. I had second thoughts about rising, considering snuggling back into bed as a very viable option.

My attention was grabbed by our resident pair of Mallee Ringneck parrots as they flew over the driveway and landed in the tree next to where the car was parked. Because of the frost the car was heavily encrusted in ice. One of the parrots decided to investigate. Naturally he slid straight off the top of the car and down the sloping back window.

Hey – that was fun. He repeated the action several times. Even his partner joined in the fun. They both had a slide on the ice four or five times before flying off. I guess the ice against their backsides may have been a little too cold.

I wasn’t quick enough to get the camera out so I’ve included a photo of one of the ringnecks on a much warmer day.

Mallee Ringneck Parrot

Mallee Ringneck Parrot

 

3 Responses to “Mallee Ringneck parrots find a slippery dip”

  1. bevson says:

    Slip, slidin’ away. Ha! That must have been a hoot to watch! The very concept of parrots and ice is an odd one for me. That is one gorgeous bird in the photo.

  2. Trevor says:

    They are beautiful birds Bev. We love having them around in our garden and they are not afraid to let us come to within 2 or 3 metres of them.

    On the other hand – we don’t like them when they eat around near the stem of our pears and apples – before they are ripe. Just hope they get a tummy ache!

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