Parrots prove that Mother Nature,
likes to rock the color quotient.
I think she has parrot fever,
Do you think these cuties know how gorgeous they are?
The clue is in their eyes,
and their flirtatious dispositions!
Cheers to you and I hope you catch the parrot fever too~
328 thoughts on “Parrot Fever~”
Oh, Cindy, the colors and the looks in their eyes are wondrous. Where did you capture these beautiful images?
Thank you so much! Much appreciated. I took these photos in several places, Dubrovnik, California and Canada.
Love, love the furry ones. Outstanding work, Cindy.
Very happy you enjoyed them & thank you!
Wow! They are beautiful, gorgeous and vibrant! I love them!
I love parrot lovers! <3
My cat Sylvester would probably love them also but for different reasons! LOL!
Laughing. They would give your cat a run for his money!
Probably. They look pretty feisty!
Lol you kinda did with all those colorful and pretty pictures of the parrots. My neighbor used to have one that talks – always made my day with the crazy words he was taught – 😊
They are so smart and can mimic everything!
Glorious, Cindy and yep, you gave me the parrot fever!! 😀😀Just adore these and what a wonderful post on a very grey Saturday! Hugs xx
Makes me very happy I posted! <3
their colours and their presence.. I have one in my life, believe me she is a personality to be reckoned with. my son when he got her named her after the German shepherd guard dog my Mother had, thinking the bird was a male, he was new to birds and accepted what the previous owner told him. We learned in fact she is a she, over the years, has shown that her name (LOL) suits her. very well. They an be very protective of their owner and what they consider is their domain. Their vivid colours, I think is a clue to their strength of character. In the wild they must be so majestic…
Wow. Einfach großartig!
Vielen danke mein lieber Freund! <3
That is one color extravaganza! Seems like parrots flew through the rainbow a few times. 😊
parrot fever … yup have it now!!!
Yay! It’s a lovely way to burn~
The exquisite detail and burst of color are quite welcome! Fabulous photos!
Much appreciated by both the parrots and I!
I caught the fever!😊
Excellent! It’s a happy fever~ <3
Incredible colors! I love parrots, especially when they talk!!
They are fascinating, clever birds!
I have always found parrots to be fascinating. You captured them well.
Me too! They are exotic and gorgeous~
Looking at these pictures, I’m getting envious again of their quality: absolutely great. And wow, that riot of coulours! Wonderful!
Have a great weekend,
Thank you. Mother Nature isn’t afraid of bold strokes, thank God!
There aren’t too many creatures on the planet that have such beautiful and vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos, Cindy.
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Love these! Have a retweet 🙂
Laughing & thank you!
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You are such a sweet friend <3
Beautiful! I love the way each parrot rocks several vibrant colours. It’s like they never got the memo about using neutrals to anchor your wardrobe.
Cracking up…..Mother Nature isn’t big on neutral colors!
I love your writeup and the photos too of course. Parrots are so beautiful. I’m in Brazil right now, where I can see parakeets almost on a daily basis, but no parrots.
Lucky you!!! Brazil has so many gorgeous parrot species. I hope you see some!
The colors are stunning! You captured them well.
Gracias. On the day Mother Nature created parrots she was in very upbeat mood!
Love parrots. They are so colorful and fun.
They are indeed!
Aren’t they wonderful? Once again, Mother Nature goes all out!
She is our world’s most ultimate artist!
…oh, you did – undoubtedly! Parrots are vibrant beauties that always catch the eye. great shots!
So pleased you enjoyed & Happy Saturday Leya!
To you as well!
They are such eye candies. Colors are so vibrant and saturated!
There really is no reason for them to be so gorgeous except for the amazing beauty they create~
You’ve given me parrot fever…thanks, Cindy! Love the colors!
Thank you & this is the good kinda parrot fever!
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Its really wonderful! Thank you very much for sharing. We wish you a weekend as colourful as the parrots here. 😉 Michael
How very thoughtful of you! Vielen danke und Frohe Wochenende!
They are so gorgeous and your photos are wonderful. Where did you take these?
Merci beaucoup! I took them in California at a parrot rescue place, in Dubrovnik and in British Columbia~
I love these multi-colored parrots, thank you for sharing your photos. 🙂
I am happy you enjoyed them! <3
oh wow – those colours! I have parrot fever too! 🙂
Yay!! They need our love and our protection <3
These colors are truly amazing – cheers one up just watching them!
I am so happy you were cheered and thanks for letting me know <3
Great photographs, Cindy! What amazing birds
I have been in love with parrots since I was a little kid. They are so smart~
No wonder they can mimic human speech.
They can sing, imitate machine sounds. They are being studied for a host of complex cognitive processes that were thought before to be the purview of intelligent mammals~
You make everyday a feast. Thank you for always bringing beauty into my life.
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They look amazing Cindy, such lovely bright colors 😀
The designer rocks! <3
What beauties! Thanks for passing on the parrot fever. How dreary our lives would be without color!
What glorious colours, and what a talented photographer you are, Cindy.
And what a sweet friend you are <3 <3
They are so amazing gorgeous that it’s hard to believe they are from earth. Hmm, perhaps they are from another planet a long time ago, and were slipped into our world to confuse us with their beauty.
It sounds the next Stranger Things series and you get to design the costumes!
Wow…brilliant colors…awesome images! I never looked at these birds with enough respect.
They are so incredibly smart, so observant, playful and affectionate. I have had parrot fever my whole life!
They are just tooooooo beautiful to be true! Thank you very much,Cindy, for these gorgeous pictures💐
The parrots and I thank you and are very happy you enjoyed! <3
Oh those colours, Cindy, they are so intense and beautiful.
Aren’t they wonderful! The male and female eclectus are like bookends, one pure red and the other pure green!
If only I had the gumption to dress like that!
Women have been emulating birds forever and this is why!
How to be seen in a sea of green and find your true love? 🙂 Great captures, Cindy. –Curt
The girls must have been quite discerning artistes when it came to mate selection……
They certainly weren’t color blind… 🙂
Nope. Look at the colors in their eyes!
Love love love <3
I <3 people who <3 parrots!
<3 <3 <3 you are the best!
Well, Cindy, one will never go blind while looking at these beauties. :O)
Sum birds are just designed to stand out!
I love parrot fever! 🙂
The parrots and I <3 you!
Magnificent birds with brilliant colours and patterns! Amazing photographs! Thanks to Mother Nature and Cindy Knoke.
I run after Mother Nature trying to catch the hem of her robe so I can kiss it!
Love them all! Mother Nature knows how to use her paint brush. 🙂
She is the rock’inist artist on the planet! <3
Merci beaucoup Bette <3
Wunderschön bunte Kerle sind das. Danke Cindy fürs zeigen. Ernst
Danke mein Freund und habe einen wunderbaren Sonntag!
SO incredibly vibrant!
Yes. They make us happy looking at them <3
Wow, the colours are so bold. Super pictures!
There is no neutral pallette for these babies!
The colors are so vibrant – I remember seeing these parrots in Florida as a child at a zoo or bird sanctuary.
Florida has parrots living wild too. I have photographed them!
I’ve definitely got it too – I’ve just been painting some! Wonderful pictures💕
ooooh, I hope you post the paintings!
So beautiful. What vibrant colors. They are awesome creatures, all with personality to match. 🙂
Parrots are so affectionate and so social!
Yes, they are. My daughter had a couple of them once, a male (Jake) and a female named Jessie. They were so funny, did the craziest things. Jake could say a few words too. He hopped onto a peanut once on her counter, rolled it while riding it and when it fell onto the floor he sprinted up to get off in a hurry. lol It was so funny. We laughed at those too all the time. They had such character.
They are wonderful creatures and your daughter was lucky to have them. What fun! <3
I got the fever from just looking at your fantastic photos!
It’s a good fever to catch & thank you very much!
Muchas gracias amiga mia!
My pleasure. 😊
WOW WOW WOW
Hugs to you dear Eunice <3
Wow those birds are so colorful and beautiful
They are lookers, every one!
Such clear shots! Beautiful colours too!
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Parrots are beautiful and fascinating. A friend of my mom’s had one and he used to imitate our giggling, which only made us laugh more. He was a lot of fun.
Finally they are being formally studied as the intelligent and highly social creatures they are.
Awesome photos, Cindy! 🙂
I used to breed macaws, including the Hyacinths and the Blue and Golds. Now that i’m older, i got out of the breeding, but do have a couple as pets/friends. Both talk well, especially Tweetie Pie. When i asked her what she wanted for Christmas, i named a whole bunch of things, like new learning videos, toys, extra sunflower seeds, grapes, apples, and other things that she could get. Her answer for what she wanted was: “Everything.” 🙂
Oh my God! I have fantasies about getting a Hyacinth, but I have to stop traveling first. When I am ready I will talk to you first. We are supposed to be visiting a macaw rescue facility in Costa Rica, si Dios quiere. I am so anticipating this.
So, if Tweetie Pie is a good little macaw, I will assume she is getting everything!
A most wonderful gift from God! What beauty to behold in these birds. Thank you Cindy for sharing these photographs.
Ahhh, thank you dear friend for appreciating them. The first bird, an eclectus parrot, was photographed on my hand in Dubrovnik this April! <3
sooo gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us, Cindy. 🙂
Hugs to you my friend <3
Stunning photos, Cindy! Parrots are amazing, and make a terrific pet.
They do and they are awesome <3
Oh Cindy you’re hitting my buttons now! I love birds. I had small birds to get my feet yet then bought an Umbrella Cockatoo, she was by baby. Some birds are so smart it’s scary. I love the Hyacinth MaCaw, they are very smart and huge. I decided on skipping when I saw how big they were and the 14K+ sticker shock. The Lorikeets are beautiful with all the color mixes. I was surprised they are nectar eaters. I hung around an incredible bird store after my brain surgery. I has so much to learn. I went up everyday to feed Stormy starting at three weeks and brought her home soon after. The bond with birds is much like a dog to me. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Umbrellas are a bit of a handful in captivity, so you deserve kudos for carrying it off! I have seen people cuddling cockatoos, or is it the other way around, cockatoos hugging people?
I saw so many cockatoos in Australia, just goofing around in flocks like it was normal! Laughing……I kept going, “Wait, wait….those are cockatoos!
And the locals are going, “Yeah love, we have lots of ’em here.”
We are supposed to go back to Australia in March and I can’t wait. Our trip is focusing on birds. When I saw galahs running in flocks on the grass, it dawned on me, this is how these birds are meant to be. They are completely social creatures. There is ongoing research now pairing birds with humans to help them overcome PTSD, mostly combat veterans. And guess what? It works. Birds are social and intelligent and they seem to understand us better than we do ourselves.
I love them too <3
Stormy would lay on my chest and we would nap, I’d pull the cover up on her. It was so cute. I taught her to fly to bathtub at potty time. I love her so much. In the divorce I had no place for her, my ex didn’t take care of her at all. He called me asking why she was plucking her feathers. I asked what has changed in her surroundings, oh just his girlfriend and her dog. Girlfriend never like Stormy. Very sad, I’ll always miss her.
Today I had the please of saving a Honey Bee from our pool then get it on my finger. It was not crazy about geraniums so I had it get back on hand to take to our massive full bloom rosemary. I held it up to drink some flowers and dry off. The I found a nice sturdy brach with lots of flowers and they lived another day.
Yep, bees can be very polite if you move slowly around them and are quiet. I had a swarm fly at me and separate like the Red Sea and fly around me with a noise like a 747 at close range. It was absolutely thrilling. Bees can be very polite on a quiet person’s fingers. I should try some photos of this. I rescue bees from our bird baths too. You and I have much in common. <3 <3
Gorgeous, smart, and adorable birds.
I <3 people who <3 birds!
Wow..great shots, the colours and details you bring out in these pictures is really amazing
I am honored, but mostly humbled, Mother Nature and the birds deserve the credit for being so naturally amazing.
I agree, Cindy. Mother nature has offered us so much, but we have to look deeper to see them. And you are helping us do that! 🙂
It is so good to meet people like you~
Oh that’s sweet of you Cindy. I feel the very same about you! 🙂
I would guess they agree with you~
Oh so pretty, thanks for sharing, Cindy! 🙂
Thank you for appreciating the 🐦🐦 <3
It’s a pleasure! 🙂
These are all amazing. I so love their colours.
Mother Nature is the earth’s best artist!
I most definitely have parrot fever and your gorgeous photos increase that fever. Just beautiful Cindy
Thanks much Pauline! We are due in Oz in March. Can’t wait for the 🐦🐦!
March is definitely the best month over here. Have you planned where you are going, and have you been here before? I would love to meet you and if you are in the Gold Coast area, so much to do around here, we have a lovely little self contained granny flat that we love sharing with friends and family, you are welcome to stay…
I would love to meet up with you and Jack! Thank you for your lovely offer. We have our accommodations booked, but I would still love to meet you both if it would work for your two! Here is our itinerary so you can figure out the possibilities (Our trip is April not March sorry):
Sydney for two nights.
We return to Booderee National Park area for three nights in April. I have been, and want to go back to hang out with the birds!
Then we board a ship for 8 nights to the Barrier Reef stopping at Arlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglass, and Willis Island for day visits only.
Off the boat, we get our car back and spend three nights in Noosa NP.
One night on the Gold Coast (Is this near you?)
Then three nights in Lamington NP.
Brisbane for one night, and we fly home.
If we can meet it would be lovely! We can drive to you if we are near you.
We are also going back to Rarotonga for a week to break up the flight.
Dearest Cindy I am so excited to know you will just be down the road from us in the Gold Coast so we must get together. I was going to tell you about O’Reillies, we had American friends stay with us a few years back and they are dedicated “tweeters” and had a 3 day stay in Lamington on a special bird watching weekend and were so excited to tell us they saw rare lyre bird and he was performing… what a pity you only have one day on the GC email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can meet up
Thank you for the email address. I will give you the specific date. The GC day is perfect as I had no idea what we would do there. I can’t even imagine seeing a Lyre…….. <3
Will look forward to hearing from you 💕
Amazing colours….! And yes, they have their ways, don”t they?
Clever and intuitive creatures! 🐦
Thank you for sharing this colorful and beautiful parrots!!!
Thank you more for appreciating them & cheers to you!
die sind ja schön anzusehen, heute sollte man zu Hause bleiben in de warmen Stube, Klaus
Eigentlich gehen wir an den Strand! Heute ist die niedrigste Flut des Jahres und wir werden die Meereshöhlen erkunden. Ich hoffe, du bleibst warm und trocken!
komme gut durch die Woche, Klaus
I could catch it easily
It is a good kind of contagious! <3
They are beautifully bright and perky.
They are & I love them <3
The parrots are gorgeous, Cindy, and beautifully photographed.
I recognise the first two as being a male & female Eclectus parrot (from Melbourne zoo trips).
Yes, you are correct. I cannot wait to be in Oz next March to see some more of your
gorgeous 🐦🐦 !
I know you’ll be visiting the natural landscape next year, Cindy, but don’t forget to try and see our zoos. I don’t know about the other states, but we have 3 zoos in Melbourne. A normal one, landscaped and many walk=through areas. Werribee Park Zoo which is an open-range zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, which is natural bushland and bird sanctuary.
What a good tip! I will make a point of it. Thank you for the idea. Healesville Sanctuary sounds wonderful <3
What gorgeous colors and beautiful shots! Where did you see the parrots? (Don’t tell me they were outside your window!!)
No, I wish they were. I took these shots at random spots all over the world, Dubrovnik, BC Canada & California. These birds are not wild. 🐦
I see! They are magnificent.
They light up their spaces! 🐦
Beautiful parrots and photos Cindy. I feel the fever! Look out world. 🙂
It is a happy fever to catch! 🐦
Wow you grab so many beautiful moments and colors..amazing..
Thank you for your thoughtful appreciation!
Thank you as well.
Such beautiful, vibrant, colorful creatures! Wonderful captures Cindy!
I am very happy you enjoyed the 🐦🐦 my friend & cheers to you!
Mooie kleuren! Prachtig…
Gorgeous, Cindy. Just… gorgeous. RH
Hugs to you sweet friend <3
Magnificent parrot portraits, Cindy. Wow.
Grazie Jane. They are gorgeous creatures aren’t they!
So beautiful. 🙂
I love them! 🐦
Omg these are absolutely stunning, Cindy! ❤
The 🐦🐦 and I thank you and send you cheers Tina <3
Fabulous colors and you were outstanding in capturing them.
Ahhh, I am honored by your thoughtfulness <3
What a lovely, cheerful palette of color.
Mother Nature painted them to make every critter happy to see them!
Brilliant Cindy!! Another time when I say–how did she manage to get so much vivid detail in these photos?? Where did you take these photos? My guess– the San Diego Zoo?? Great set of photos!! hugs friend.
Not the zoo. These photos were taken in three places. Two of the birds were in Dubrovnik on the street with their owner, several in California at a free flight parrot rescue and the Safari Park, and the rest in BC Canada. Not a one in a tropical locale!
That’s funny– but what a beautiful varied group– your photos always make me want to stop and study them. take care Cindy! xo
Absolutely stunning shots, Cindy. Thanks!
Thank you for your thoughtfulness & have a awesome week Isabel~
The most beautiful of birds! These are gorgeous.
Parrots are just stunning creatures! I am happy you like them & cheers~
Beautiful photos. Such colourful parrots😍
Parrots don’t believe in muted colors!
What beautiful creatures!
I wonder why there are so many arrangements of the colors on parrots. -Oscar
It doesn’t seem to have a logical answer does it! Because it’s beautiful……..
Wow! Colors exploding with such gentle and flirtatious parrots! I think they may know we love them and people give them treats, too. But I Know why they love You! You take photos of their “good sides.” Lol 😀
Laughing…..I haven’t seen a bad side on a parrot yet! Have a wonderful week Robin <3
I’ve always ‘suffered’ of parrot fever, and your post did nothing to cure it 😀 Gorgeous shots of these beautiful birds, Cindy.
I <3 people who <3 🐦🐦
Ah, such stunning colors!! Thanks, Cindy, for sharing these beauties with us!
Thank you more for appreciating them & Happy Monday Debbie~
Oh wow! Look at those amazing parrots! And those dazzling colours! So beautiful 🙂
They are amazing aren’t they! Hope all is well with you and the wolf-child! <3
I do. I can tell. No need for a nature thermometer. 😊
Tee hee hee……All the most interesting people have the fever! 😉
I would love to paint one of these! Wonderful pictures and colors!
Please paint them and post <3
The richness of their colors are phenomenal! 🙂
I know, they have never ceased to entirely blow me away…..
You almost need sunglasses to look at them. LOL 🙂
Are you sure you didnt paint the parrots Cindy? Such brilliant unbelievable colors – wow!
I wish I was that skillful! Mother Nature happily is <3 <3
Love these!! Gorgeous photos!!
Muchas gracias amiga mia <3
I use to have a parolett mini parrot. Beautiful photos.
They are so cute! 🐦
They are such colorful birds.
All the colors of the rainbow make them bee-yute-eeee-full! 🐦
So many colors… Love the beauty of Nature. Beautiful, superb pictures.
I am so pleased you enjoyed and share with you love of our amazing natural world 🐦
I don`t know how you make it. Your photos are fantastic! 😊
I am honored by you kindness & send you cheers! 🐦
They are just beautiful! So vibrant. You capture them so very well!
It helps a lot to have subjects as gorgeous as they are! <3
Your words and vibrant parrot photographs made my heart sing! I, too, have a fever for the feathers. xo
Your sweet comment made my <3 smile. Thank you & cheers too 🐦
Your photographs are so astounding, my heart feels like bursting at the very beauty of these birds. thank you so much Cindy.
Ahhh, lovely friends like you make blogging such a joy! <3 Thank you~
It’s always a pleasure Cindy. <3
Hi Cindy. The only parrots I’ve met in person were on my trip to Hawaii in August. Each one is so brilliant and extravagant in its costume of feathers. I really enjoyed seeing them all, especially the yellow-eyed blue beauty on the branch. <3
I am so glad you got to meet some parrots! And you are so right, their personalities are as engaging as their looks! 🐦
This parrots are gorgeous, Cindy, beautifully captured.
Ahh, thank you!
Cindy, because of you, I feel like I see the world. I cannot thank you enough.
Making a friend like you makes me feel rich beyond measure. 🏵️
Gosh, that makes me cry!
They surely know that they are beautiful! And they know we adore them for their beautiful colours. Too gorgeous they are!
🐦🐦🐦 Lovers are appreciated here! Thank you <3
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Rocking the colour vibe indeed! Gorgeous one and all. Did you visit a parrot sanctuary? I think they all must be happy and healthy as there’s no signs of feather pulling. A friend of mine had a little ‘love bird’ for some time. They look like tiny little parrots. Jose was his name and he would ride along on the tail of Darryl’s Daniel Boon style hat around the yard. Or in his shirt pocket too. It’s fascinating what a long life they have <3 xb
I took these all over the world, two are from sanctuaries but many were pets as you mentioned with your friend, and taken from the arms of people on my travels! 🐦🐦 hugs to you my dear friend <3
Ah, a splash of colors and feathers! My uncle used to collect colorful lovebirds; they’re such a beauty!
I love people who love 🐦🐦!
Thank you Jane and happy weekend!
Cindy you too and have a lovely week to come 🙂 x
Glorious colors indeed, Cindy! You captured them beautifully. I love rocking the color quotient! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Teagan & Happiest Thanksgiving to you! 🐦
I loved them.
Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)
I am so glad you do & cheers to you!
Thank you, Cindy. 🙂
Hugs to you Ranu!
Your photos are amazing the parrots are stunning! Thank you for following BrewNSpew.
Thank you & it is a pleasure to meet you!
WOW! They are majestic, Cindy! Just look at their beauty and vibrancy. I’m speechless!
Mother Nature must make them to make the world look even more beautiful!
Magnificent beauties. Thanks for sharing them.
Thank you more for appreciating the 🐦🐦 & cheers to you!
Parrots are such a beauty to see,glad you are into a passionate affair with the nature.
Yes, I have an ongoing affair, because nature is a thing we all are the most part of, and nature is the only thing our species can’t long term live without.
Very true, nature is love,passion and life!
Bonjour ou Bonsoir mon AMIE CINDY très joli les perroquets
Le Bisou est un excellent signe d’affection
Surtout à l’approche des fêtes
Cela fais toujours du bien
Il témoigne de l’Amitié et de Réconfort
Ou une réponse et à un besoin
Vive les bienfaits du Bisou
Je t’en fais plein ..
C’est avec ces bisous que je viens
Te souhaiter une belle journée ou belle soirée
Pleine de douceur ou une nuit remplit de beaux rêves
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Gorgeous, wonderful images!
So encouraging & motivating! Thank you Margaret & cheers to you~ <3
Exceptionally nice pictures and so many of them. Thank you so much for sharing…
Thank you more for your very kind appreciation!
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Owning a hyacinth macaw is my dream! I am always stunned by the sharp contrast between the their deep blue almost violet feathers and the bright yellow around the eyes.
They are simply phenomenal creatures aren’t they, and so intelligent, also so endangered which is terribly sad. Heading over to check out you site because I love parrots! <3