O'Reilly's Bird Feeding Session
Lamington National Park, Australia
O'Reilly's Bird Feeding Session Lamington National Park Reviews
Bird Feeding Session at O'Reilly's Aug 25, 2011
The bird feeding activity began when Bernard O’Reilly nursed one parrot ‘Crimson Rosella’ that had an injured wing (in 1930’s). Upon release, the bird returned (with the flocks) for daily feeding. Soon the visitors to this place find it amusing, and the number of feeding increased. There was concern that the feeding activity might interfere with the natural wildlife. In 2008, a program was introduced to arrange the feeding time only from 11 am to 3 pm. The local shop provides the bird’s food and the specially designed tray. Three main types of the bird can be found in this area : Crimson Rosella, Kings Parrot, and Regent Bowerbird.
Crimson Rosella is the parrot native to Northern and Southern Australia, that has distinctive color of red and bright blue furs. The female Kings Parrot has the distinctive green color in the majority of the body, with slight hints of blue furs. The male has majority of red color, with hints of green and blue furs in other parts of the body ,(which make them look alike the Crimson Rosella in a glance). Regent Bowerbird is rarely spotted, it has the distinctive yellow color mixed with black colored furs, just like the mascot of O’Reilly’s.
Part of the Gold Coast - August 2011 travel blog
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