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Keith

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The Rosellas have found the service berries, this is the first year it has fruited. I got all the ripe berries in, desert tonight:) Anyone got a recipe for Rosella? All the ones I have say add a rock, boil until the rock is soft, then throw out the parrot!
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lonewolf

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we've got a service tree at the back of us but unfortunately its in someone else's garden!!
 

Keith

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Ma cousin use to breed rosellas. Noisy things lol. Didn’t know you could eat them?
Most animals can be eaten, & in a survival situation it will probably be first come first served, but as Crocodile Dundee once said " ...Well, you can live on it, but it taste like shit". To date I have not tasted parrot though, I have that experience to come.
 

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not exactly the same but my grandma used to breed and show budgies.
 

Keith

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not exactly the same but my grandma used to breed and show budgies.
Budgies are parrots. I remember the first time I saw a flock of budgies, I was heading out bush from Perth WA for my first job of work in Australia. This flock flew across the road right in front of me. The only budgies I had seen up to that time were in cages. It was amazing. Just after that some wild boar crossed the road, the first I had ever seen. The rest of my life over here has been one big adventure:) & I am not finished yet;)
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I have never seen a wild boar although they are everywhere these days.
I've seen plenty of deer though and they are everywhere too.
 

Keith

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I have never seen a wild boar although they are everywhere these days.
I've seen plenty of deer though and they are everywhere too.
One of my sons & granddaughter saw some fallow deer in our forest the other day. Wild boar are always around here, they dig up our grass flats occasionally, makes a real mess.
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I've seen the mess that wild boar leave behind, a hotel lawn was ripped to pieces but I've never seen one in the flesh.....yet.
we see deer nearly every time we go out, especially around here.
 

Keith

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Should make a good meal for one:D
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Not much there once you pluck it.
The largest wild parrots we have round here are the King Parrots.
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A male & a female. The male landed next to me in the garden & asked for food, so I fed it, then the female arrived for a feed too! I do not feed birds, though I used to feed Red Browed Finches in winter years ago up at the cottage. I used to leave the front door of the cottage open & birds used to visit. Scrub Wrens would sit on my knee when I was reading or sit on my note pad when I was writing. Occasionally one would leave its mark on the note pad & if it was a letter, I had to arrow it & explain what it was!!! Got to love the wildlife. Had a Raven save me one time.
Keith.
 
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