Artist and nature lover
Western Ringneck Parrots (locally called Twenty-eights because of their call) are still plentiful in Western Australia. Sadly, they are vilified because they damage fruit trees. We recently visited Western Australia -- mainly the Perth Hills and the south-west -- and spent some time observing and photographing these beautiful shy birds. Beverley captured a lovely sequence of a Twenty-eight sitting on a fence post, eating an olive and spitting out the pip, as you do! I used one of the photos as the basis for my drawing.