Just a galah doing his morning exercises
By Judy Evans
October 18, 2020 6:46am CST
We stayed in the caravan park in Tom Price, a mining town in Western Australia’s north. In the morning, a pink and grey galah was busy doing his morning gymnastics near our caravan and Vince shot these photos. The galah was mostly doing somersaults round and round the wire. Two others were watching from a nearby post. He knew Vince was watching him and he seemed to be putting on an act for the camera. At least, by doing this, he shows off his lovely colours. Doesn’t he look as though he is having fun?
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• United States
great pics! he seems to be laughin' there'n that one shot, lol. kind'a one 'f those 'weeeee' moments 'f complete 'xhiliration. what a lovely thingy to waken 'n see. 'xtra bonus such cooperated fer mr. vince. does look like great fun 'n a way to get'cher blood circulatin' :) 'tis a beautiful bird, though i hear many call 't a pest (the blurd facebook page), lol. i'd welcome such, those vibrant colors.
• Bunbury, Australia
They have been known to cut through phone lines with their beaks and of course they're deadly in orchard areas. They are popular as pets and usually make good talkers. I hate to see them in the tiny cages that they are often kept in although that seems to be slowly changing.
• United States
@JudyEv a bit'n the destructive side, eh? most sad 'em bein' kept's pets, that confinement... glad such's slowly changin'. i oft wonder how humans 'd feel if'n the same 'twas done to 'em? interestin' though they make good talkers. do ya know offhand how long they live? i know many talkin' birds 've great longevity. which's good'n bad. many times the 'owners' pass 'n the family doesn't wish to care fer 'em. they end'p either'n horrible conditions 'r 't rescues'n display.
@JudyEv I am fascinated to watch animals having fun. Cats can stay still for very long time if they try to catch a bird. I watched the cat of my neighbor under the birds feeder yesterday. I was working in the kitchen, he stayed there not moving for almost a full hour.