Making Their Nest

22 Jul
Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

What is more heartwarming than watching prospective parents in the process of making their home?

In the case of birds, it’s all about nests.

Australia’s Rainbow Lorikeets put their creativity to work in tree hollows.

Here’s a pair that are engrossed in the task. I photographed these in the local park in a Sydney suburb.

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12 Responses to “Making Their Nest”

  1. davidprosser July 22, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    What a stunning shot of two beauties Margaret.
    xxx Mega Hugs xxx

  2. Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran July 22, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    Stunning colors!

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp July 22, 2014 at 5:16 am #

      Have you seen them in reality? The are really wonderful!

      • Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran July 23, 2014 at 1:13 am #

        Yes, Margaret, thank you. When we visited Sydney last year our friends took us to a friend of theirs house (if you can follow that) and he fed the birds every evening. I saw rainbow lorikeets up close! And also several sulpher crested cockatoos and others whose name I’m forgetting. The birds in Australia are amazing.

  3. Linda Visman - wangiwriter July 22, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    There’s a pair of sulphur-crested cockatoos that come every year at nesting time to a hollow in a huge spotted gum in our back yard.
    Unfortunately for them, the hollow is already occupied by brush-tailed possums. They spend a few hours trying to evict the possums but eventually give up.
    Perhaps one day the hollow will be vacant. 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp July 22, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Lucky you, to be able to witness such interactions. 🙂
      I don;t know if there are possums in the park– I have never seen them– but now and then I hear one on the roof of our house.

  4. Margaret Lynette Sharp July 23, 2014 at 3:36 am #

    Yes, Nia, many people like to leave out supplies for the birds, and Rainbow Lorikeets seem easy to attract. They are absolutely stunning!

  5. theowllady July 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

  6. jmsabbagh November 12, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    Amazing bird ,,incredible photography. Best regards

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