Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mulga Parrot

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.