All in a twist by girlie

All in a twist

When we have heavy showers of rain, flocks of Galahs perch on the overhead wires opposite my house, preening themselves and each other. They seem to love wet weather, unlike other birds that take shelter. The two on the right are a couple and were grooming each other. The one on the left was on his own and got himself into all sorts of twists and turns to get at each feather.
For those of you who haven't come across Galahs before, I have some information on their comical habits with my shot at http://365project.org/girlie/365/2011-03-15. They are members of the cockatoo family and one of our best-loved wild birds. Some viewers of this pic. have commented on the 'orange' colour. Not sure why as they are bright pink and grey; the colour is true on my computer.
how cool is this capture ! love the strong orange colour
April 29th, 2011  
I bet they are fun to watch. It seems like the one on the left will need help untangling itself.
April 29th, 2011  
very sweet!
April 29th, 2011  
What a fun pose, great capture! Thank yuou for posting something orange on the Dutch queensday!
April 29th, 2011  
ooops! great capture!!!
April 29th, 2011  
Gorgeous capture and great light!
April 29th, 2011  
@flamez @geertje Thanks. They are actually bright pink in colour; not sure why they're turning out orange for you as the colour looks true on my computer.
April 29th, 2011  
Wow. Again, you've left me with not much more to say then WOW.
April 29th, 2011  
My favourite Aussie bird - thank you.
April 29th, 2011  
Born acrobats!
April 29th, 2011  
They are stunning!
April 29th, 2011  
Great capture.
April 29th, 2011  
Fantastic and funny shot!
April 29th, 2011  
This is fabulous
April 29th, 2011  
so funny and a great caption!!
April 29th, 2011  
Wonderful capture and just as wonderful caption!
April 29th, 2011  
Great photo!
April 29th, 2011  
What a fantastic shot.. and I am so jealous that we don't have such beautiful birds... I really do have to get to Australia one day....fantastically stunning shot!
April 29th, 2011  
That's a wonderful shot Robin. Such pretty birds
April 29th, 2011  
Beautiful birds!
April 30th, 2011  
nice capture yet again dear robin. so i was at the spa today in mexico and the woman came up to my husband, scott, and said, excuse me are you robin warner... just add it to my list of reasons :) i need a y ha ha
April 30th, 2011  
@robinwarner Thanks Robin. As I haven't seen your list of reasons why you need a 'y', I can't really comment; but you could always change to a 'y' and then you'll be like all the other girly robyns, if that's what you really want. Me, I like to be a bit different...
April 30th, 2011  
Beautiful, interesting image!!!
April 30th, 2011  
How cool , maybe it is a gang thing.
April 30th, 2011  
Great shot.
April 30th, 2011  
Very comical and one of my favorite memories of the wonderful wildlife when we lived (for a year) in Australia!
April 30th, 2011  
Love the caption! He is really doing some cool acrobatics! Awesome capture! :0)
April 30th, 2011  
Galah gymnastics. Well done.
April 30th, 2011  
Great capture.
April 30th, 2011  
What a fabulous capture...all busy preening..
April 30th, 2011  
Great noisy little buggers.... cool pic.
April 30th, 2011  
nice shot of these. Interesting behavior indeed!
April 30th, 2011  
Nice to have such colorful birds make a regular appearance at your place - and great image to share with us!
April 30th, 2011  
lol... that does look uncomfortable. Very cool capture!
April 30th, 2011  
beautiful Robin, love galahs!
April 30th, 2011  
Nicely captured Robin - Fabulous is large view
April 30th, 2011  
Excellent capture Robin. These birds are gorgeous.
April 30th, 2011  
Such a nice capture of them. The colors I see are green and orange and it looks very nice.
April 30th, 2011  
Opps it looks as though ones falling off , great shot of these brightly coloured birds
April 30th, 2011  
This is very beautiful
May 1st, 2011  
Love galahs - they never fail to cheer me up when I see them . Heard about your wet weather from campers driving up our way where it
s been sunny all the time & they are so pleased to get away from the non-stop rain. Hope the sun shines soon for you.
May 1st, 2011  
Musical Notes in colour !
May 1st, 2011  
Wow. Love!
May 2nd, 2011  
Great galah caputure.
May 2nd, 2011  
Great shot of bird behaviour, with which, as you know, I am completely obsessed.
May 2nd, 2011  
@omabluebird Galay Gymnastics -- sounds good! And yes, they seem orange on MY computer. I've never had my colors checked out on Photoshop. I wonder what they would look like if you made them orange on your computer?!
May 2nd, 2011  
Ha! Funny capture and title....he's quite the contortionist!
May 3rd, 2011  
love this shot!
May 6th, 2011  
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