Parrots of the Caribbean, Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Residents @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Just another ordinary on Bribie Island’s western shores. Residents are making the most of calm sunny conditions at low tidal waters.

Surprise! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Nature’s marvel had another surprise for me. This, I didn’t think I would ever see.

Crowd shuffling in @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Corellas exploring the beach.

Abandon ships @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

As if they left their pirates on board their ships, these parrots had to see for themselves what Captain Sparrow had lost on the beach.

Perfect day on the beach @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It was a glorious day by the shoreline and these bright parrots knew it too.

Entertaining @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Corellas are immensely inquisitive and therefor incredibly entertaining.

Familiar interactions @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Interactions within each other looked surprisingly familiar to human behaviour.

Sun umbrellas @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

They all had different ideas on how to spend a day on the beach.

Surrounded @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

I was surrounded by parrots on the beach, of all places.

Tracking the troops @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It was an overwhelming task to keep track of all groups, but I tried.

Conga has begun @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

And so the ‘Conga’ started.

Three in a row @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Little groups were formed and scattered in all directions.

Try that way @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Others asked for directions, which left locals startled.

Treasure island! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It came across that there were varied treasures to be found.

Different treasures @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Each individual, or group, had different ideas on their riches. 

The diggers! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Doug and his mates started digging straight away.

Security @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Beach safety was quickly established, security is ’en-guard’.

Doug on a mission @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Eager as he is, there is not much time to be wasted. Tidal shoreline waters will reach this stretch of beach in a few hours.

Where’s the treasure? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

The Captain always talks about a treasure by the beach!

Found it yet? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Not everyone shared his enthusiasm.

Not everyone appreciates a smart arse! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

I need some help, smart arse!

It’s gotta be somewhere @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Keep digging. It’s gotta be here somewhere?

Conveyors @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

But not all conveyed the same idea on how to spend a day by the beach. 

Doris and Daisy @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Doris and Daisy enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the shore.

Chatter box @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

There was much gossip to catch up on.

Have you heard? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

A seagull was busy on her lunch menu, but there were rumours..!?

Boot-camp @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Tom and his troopers ventured to the boot-camp. Bribie Island Council had kindly prepared an obstacle course for the adventurous.

Technique is the key @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

This will keep youngsters in shape.

Casualties @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

There were early casualties too.

First Aid at wing @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

First Aid medical staff was on ’wing’ nearby. 

Wilson!? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Wilson played hardball and circled the perimeter. 

Gymnastics @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Some parrots exercised gymnastics.

Wrestling @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Which mostly turned into wrestling. Parrots will be parrots.

Sushi anyone? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Fresh Sushi! Who wants some?

Fruita del mar @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Thanks mate! I am still chewing on the berries of the sea. 

The only way is up! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Things at the boot-camp were looking up. Leather and laze is an influential strategy.

Proteins @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

A healthy protein bar was affectionately shared. 

A dip for Daisy @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

And Daisy decided to go for a dip after all.

She didn’t like it @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

She quickly changed her mind and jumped back screaming. What a crew? 

Douglas @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Douglas and his crew were still busy digging.

There are many treasures to be found! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

But started to realise, that Captain Sparrow may just have been telling tales.

Tail-gating @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

They can be interesting too from a corella’s point of view.

What? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Corellas being corellas, play-mode could be triggered at any given time.

Bite me! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It is just in their nature. The temptation to nip on another’s limb is just impossible to resist.

What are you doing? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

The startling reaction of the victim is simply priceless.

That’s uncalled for @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Stunning eyes completely disagree with such an act of unsocial distancing.

And so the theatre begins @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

This is outrageous and uncalled for. This is the start of a screeching duet.

Fair game!? @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

If none of the drumsticks are in reach of their beak, any body part is fair game.

Counter attack @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

A full blow to the body startled anyone but a counter-attack is quickly prompted.

Don’t hold back! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Both birds don’t hold back. They scrambled so quickly, that only the photos reveal their actions.

Options?! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Once the hustle has started, there’s no holding back for round two.

Sneaky attack @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Or three. Different strategies kept the opponent guessing. It was an amusing tussle to watch, all around me. Strategy and tactics to taunt each other varied from couple to couple.

Roll around @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

A passive version existed too. One of the pair rolls on to its back, right in the path of the other. Wanna play?

It’s your own fault! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Which parrot could resist this temptation? Where is the claw?

Time to go @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It turns out that some corellas actually do resist to prey on an easy target.

Don’t leave me now! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Which left the other one stranded.

Stranded! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

I didn’t see that coming either, poor fella!

Self entertainment @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

One needs to entertain themselves for a while.

Nosy neighbours @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

One commotion frequently attracted the attention to other corellas.

Things that make me go ‘uhhmm’! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Joining in with a smile, a few birds were captivated by this irritation.

It’s all down to footwork @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

But maybe they are just instigating the neighbours foot-work. 

A tissue for your issue @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Either way, there was always time for affection.

That was fun, let’s do it again! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

And a sand-shrugged laugh, as was I.

Action packed day by the beach @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It was an action-packed day by the waterfront and I couldn’t believe my luck. Again!

Playful behaviour @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

These corellas behaved just like us humans with their playful interactions.

Life’s a beach @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

It was fascinating. Life’s a beach.

You never walk alone! @ Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

Who would have known that parrots enjoy a day by the seaside? Not only in the Caribbean. 

One thought on “Parrots of the Caribbean, Bribie Island, South-east Queensland, Australia

  1. Who Knew? Corellas on the beach, awesome photos great action shots getting all the cheeky playful behaviour, funny story too ,,,,a sight l bet not to many have seen…..thanx

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