Friday, August 31, 2007

Pink sky in the morning, a farmer's warning

Stopping off to snap a few 28ers yesterday, I strayed upon this little number, the first baby galah of the parrot season. Grazing happily he was, alongside his equally ravenous mother.

Proving, of course, that the seed never falls far from the tree.

Galahs are more frequently called 'pink and greys' in Western Australia. The poor things were probably so named because a pink and grey mist is all a farmer sees when he shoots 'em with his 22.

It's a poetic, romantic, place, this Western Australia.



At Saturday, September 01, 2007, Blogger Sharon said...

Oh how sad... Do they really get shot? Why?

At Saturday, September 01, 2007, Blogger Grump Les Tiltskin said...

They, unfortunately, are considered pests in the Westralian wheatbelt, where there's millions of them.


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