The pale-headed rosella is amazingly well disguised within the shadows and foliage near the top of the trees where it lives. You will discover in by listening for its "kwik, kwik" sounding call as it flies past, or the high pitched, and rapid 'pi-pi-pi-pi-pi,' noise, and the soft chattering sound which is similar to that made by the brightly coloured Eastern Rosella.
Tabby and I have a cat tree or similar viewing platform in front of all the windows in our house. We are fortunate in that we are rural cats and we are surrounded by bird filled garden with distant views across the rural countryside.
It's purr-fect for us cats.
Indoor cats love good scratchy cat trees with a view, especially of birdlife entertainment, followed by home-cooked bird or fish dinner, and a warm bed in winter. Tabby and I have the best of all worlds.
Cats in Australia Kill more than One Million Birds a Day.
Australia is unique in the world with its diverse range of flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. Even these pale-faced Rosellas are unique to parts of our country. Attempts were made to introduce them to Hawaii, but the breeding colony failed. We need to protect our native creatures from introduced predators. Yes, that's us cats. We love to hunt. Tabby has fun hunting a pink fluffy catnip toy, and she stays safe, while no live bird is harmed.
Cats also kill 650 million Australian reptiles a year, according to this study by the Australian National University.
Indoor Cats Outlive Cats who Live Out of Doors.
Indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats. Seventeen or more years isn't unusual for a well cared for cat. Outdoor cats live a precarious life, and survive for an average of just two to five years. That doesn't mean that us cats want to feel we have been in-prisoned indoors.
Let's take a look at the advantages of being an outdoor cat and how you can replicate these benefits for an indoor cat.
Copic Marker Pens & Caran d'Ache Pablo & Luminance painting of Pale-faced Rosellas, by Ryn Shell.
Some of the Giftware available from this Artwork.
The stages in creating this video.
The first stage of creating this video was for Tabby to start learning how to speak human and say "Hello" at the beginning of the video.
What are you creating?
In this photo, Ryn is part-way into creating the video and artwork of a Copic Pen illustration of a pair of pale-headed rosellas as the cats sit in the cat tree and watch.
This photo was taken on day two of three days of work creating the pale-faced rosella artwork. It proved to be a challenger Ryn, working in mediums she wasn't familiar with, the Copic Pen and Caran d'Ache, Pablo pencils on a synthetic non-absorbent paper. These aren't mediums she used during my former professional art career, so she is basically learning as she creates. Ryn misses the fluidity and blendable mediums she is more familiar with, but, as so many younger artists use these, she is striving to master them, so that she can others. Next time, however, Ryn will begin with a fluid wash, as she likes to go for the aerial perspective of building on a softer background.
Carat d'Ache Pencils
Caran d'Ache Pencils. In my opinion, these are worth the price.
Artist, Ryn, does not like the cheaper brands of colouring pencils,
Also, many of the pigments in cheaper pencils will be fleeting or temporary, which means that they will fade.
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Studio assistant cats, Valentine and Tabby share the amazing
Litter-Robot III Open Air.
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