This is the scene in my back garden right now. The neighbourhood parrots are devouring the sunflower seeds we put out for them. The feeder was full to the brim this morning with maybe 1kg of seeds. It is truly awesome to see these emerald green birds at such close range. The chattering they make is quite deafening. Whenever we put food out, we are guaranteed this sight (and sound). Very special.
At times there can be as many as 40 parrots. They visit for 2 hours and the feeder is cleaned out! They are lovely to see, but sometimes I wish they would let the tiny finches get a look-in… We also have a hummingbird feeder, so we frequently have both parrots and hummingbirds at the same time. As I write this, they have just finished all the food, and the garden is now eerily quiet. They took what they wanted, and now they’ve gone!