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Wild Rosies

Wild Rosies everywhere!  They are fast flyers and you generally only get a flash of pink and grey as they zip by.

Rose-breasted cockatoos at Sunset.

Rose-breasted cockatoos at Sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my dream pet bird when I was 10 years old.  A pet shop in San Bernardino, CA had a tame bird that talked and I wanted that bird more than anything!  In the 1960’s, a Rosie sold for about $500….a fortune at that time.  In the 1970’s and ’80’s, Rosies sold for $2,500 – $3,000 each, while in their native Australia, the birds were practically given away at $25 each.  It was decades later that I actually had 10 breeding pairs and raised babies.   As pretty as they are, they are a handful to raise and not a bird for a novice aviculturist to work with right out of the box.

Sleepy Rosie in Leopard Tree

Sleepy Rosie in Leopard Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here in Samford, the wild Rosies fly in every evening to roost in a Leopard tree at the IGA market in town.  It’s hard to get good photos of them because the light is fading fast this time of year, and they just disappear in the tree,  but I managed to get a few photos.  Enjoy and G-day!

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