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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Budgies, Budgies everywhere

I saw this flock of Budgerigars late last week while driving along the Buntine Highway at the Wave Hill Station turnoff. Wave Hill has a special significance in Australian History. Here is a link to a short piece that explains what happened:

 Wave Hill story.

I'd stopped at the turnoff to the Station because I couldn't help but notice the large flock zooming over the grasses, trees and road:
I estimated in the end that there were between 400 and 500 in total around the area. They were mainly split up into groups of up to 50 with a few larger groups. They looked spectacular in the afternoon light. The following is a series of photos from that afternoon:

It was actually hard to get a Budgerigar by itself in the photo

Budgies being leaves on a tree

"Incoming" budgies

"Drop-in" Budgie


On the way back past the same spot a few days later I took this shot of one of three flocks flying around of similar size. To see this many budgies all together is truly fantastic (and I still couldn't fit them all in the frame):

Happy Birding!


  1. Hi!
    What a lovely green bird.
    Greetings from Sweden

    1. Hi Ingemar, appreciate your comments. They are lovely and green, and noisy too in these sized flocks. Richard

  2. Vaya bando de Periquitos,buenas fotos.Saludo

    1. Thank you Isidro, I really enjoyed the experience. Richard

  3. Aquí en españa los tenemos pero en jaula.

    Tú tienes suerte de que son autóctones!

    Good photos

    1. Thank you Miguel, we had them in cages when I was a kid, but we had a white one and a blue one, the green ones are more beautiful and I'm so lucky to see them in the wild. Appreciate your comments. Richard