Superb Parrots at Holt Oval.

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Subject: Superb Parrots at Holt Oval.
From: John Layton <>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:49:35 +0000

This afternoon I watched a male Superb Parrot, absolutely resplendent in the sunshine, land among twiggy branches of an elm laden with bursting buds. He didn’t nibble the buds, just clambered about until flying off a minute later to join another male and two females waddling cattywampus (a wonderful word I’ve been wanting to use since coming across it in a book of Mark Twain’s stories) on short green sward. From previous observations of the Superb Parrots’ penchant for the fruit of the elm I suspect this resplendent rooster may be the harbinger of more to come.


John Layton


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