Friday, September 18, 2009

Tweet week

Many of you would know that Fin has been celebrating Tweet Week all this week. It's been awesome. I thought I'd contribute by showing you all some tasty Tasmanian tweets. Kate took these photos of parrots when she was home visiting her parents at Easter. Like Fin's parents, Kate isn't so hot on her bird names. The first one is a Rosella parrot; the second one could be too, it just looks a bit different. Oh well, they both look tasty!

We've had a bit of disturbing news on the tweet front in Hobart this week, actually. It turns out that lotsa sparrows in the area are dying from a strain of salmonella (who knew that sparrows ate salmon? But how do they catch them?), and a local cat may have caught it. So Kate's told me to lay off the sparrows for now. Here's hoping I can stay on the wagon!

Cheers,
--Pabs

11 comments:

Fin said...

Wow that fella is sure exotic! I'd fall off my chair if I saw him in the yard! Thanks for playing and lay off the sparrows!

You do have me wondering about them eating salmon...

Reese =^..^= said...

Meowee! Those are beautiful birdies...and they're in your yard, not the zoo. Cool.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Pabs, I have never heard of a salmon eating sparrow but anything is possible I guess. Try not to chase them for now, okay?

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Oh Pablo, be careful and stay away from any meals that have wings!

Forever Foster said...

Those are very beautiful colourful birds.

You better give those sparrows a wide berth! I never thought I'd consider them risky critters... mol!
-Fui

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, those birds sure are pretty! There are flocks of bright green parrots here in south Florida. We love seeing them.

The Island Cats said...

We bet those colorful birds are real tasty...oops...we aren't suppose to think those things, are we???

We're sorry about the sparrows...we hope that the situation gets under control...

Christine and FAZ said...

Good tweet pics Pabs. Sorry to hear about the sparrows. Ours are dying over here too. FAZ

SophieKitty said...

Wow! You got some great birdie viewing. A lucky man-cat you are, Pabs.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

i hear the brighter ones taste good and spicy! nom nom nom

poor sparrows. that can't be a good way to go. you stay away from those Pablo, food should make a kitty feel good, not make them sick.

i hope they fix the birdies soon

Noir the Texas Tuxedo Tabby said...

WOW--never seen those tasty morsels--er--birdies in our yard...!