Yesterday I took my camera up to try and get some photos of 2 New Zealand Woodpigeons in a Puriri tree in front of a Pacific Island church.
On the way I was met by a lone Rosealla in a tree eating it’s berries. I don’t often get the opportunity so took several photos. Roseallas are originally Australian parrots and are considered by the Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries to be a pest. One of the reasons why we don’t have the Native New Zealand Karariki Parrot in most cities is that the Rosealla is more dominant.
Anyway they are very pretty birds, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these were previously pets in a cage that escaped.
Here’s to you and you can vote which one is best or which ones are best.
I have more shots of this bird. It's decided Im not important and it continues eating. it never really loses it's guard. Come to it, the bird knows it's got a very sharp beak and is a fairly strong flier and it can also fight any other bird if it wants to and does.
The Rosealla has seen Im not a threat.
Now when I got to the Puriri tree there were no NZ Wood Pigeons maybe next time.