Part of the safety plan when driving from site to Perth is to call your supervisor when you reach Great Eastern Highway. The Boorabbin Memorial looked like a good spot to pull over as it’s within a kilometre or so of the where we emerge from the bush. As I pulled over I noticed a parrot perched in a low tree, seemingly attempting to defrost on what was a very chilly morning. A Mulga Parrot! What a spectacular bird. It gave me enough time to get my binoculars out and then after a few seconds was off into the scrub. Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius) is number 269 on my life list.