Wild Parrots in Flight

The parrots have been around but have been difficult to photograph in good light. I hear them in the afternoon and early morning, I even saw a few in a tree near my home last week but the lighting was bad. Yesterday morning while waiting for a mating pair of common mergansers to come into range, I heard these two coming my way and caught them in flight with fair lighting and flying pretty close, sometimes I get really lucky.

Image Info: 135 mm, 1/1250 at f/5.0, ISO 125 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian goose is a beautiful large waterfowl species that has become common around my neighborhood over the years. These large birds gather in medium sized flocks of around eight to thirty birds and are known for their loud honking calls. It’s believed the geese were introduced into the wild through private collections in Florida.

Image Info: 300 mm, 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO 100 – Canon 5D III, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

Wild Parrots of Melbourne

Invasive wildlife in Florida is common and these parrots have made their home in Melbourne. I see large flocks throughout the area, I usually hear them first as they are very social and loud. I’m not sure which species this is but my best guess is a Blue-headed macaw.

Image Info: 300 mm, 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO 160 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.