It’s hard to follow such a colourful act as the Gouldian finches, but this all-male trio of budgies (all differently coloured) gets extra brownie points for lining up domino-style on the branch, and posing for me. I didn’t even need to ‘budge’ from my position in front of the feeders and tree branches. The whistling paid off with these Three Sopranos!
We thought that the budgies (who nested high, high up the tallest palm trees near the top of the dome of the Bloedel Conservatory), and kept company with the Eastern Rosella, would never come down. After the third time around the Conservatory, they descended en masse in noisy force. I owned both blue and green/yellow budgies (on separation occasions) when I was young, and this certainly brings back childhood memories of both of them, who would play with my dog a bit too adventurously!