Red rumped parrots are common in these parts and groups of them are often seen on the back lawn feeding on something…I’m not quite sure what, as they get their beaks down amongst the roots and tug until they find what they want. It doesn’t always seem to be seeds they are interested in.
It took a certain amount of stealth to achieve this photo as they are mercurial birds, given to sudden dashes at the slightest hint of trouble: i.e. a large biped with camera in hand, but I was charmed by an assemblage in the silver birch tree. The photo below, taken earlier in the year during winter (and through the blinds), shows a congregation on the back lawn.