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Nesting time: A Rainbow Lorikeet Takes a Look

19 Aug
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Lately I’ve seen different types of parrots apparently competing for prized nesting sites.

But this Rainbow Lorikeet seems to be doing well. I’ve noticed this and its mate pair hanging around the hollowed branch, and no-one seems to care…

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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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Enjoy!

Nesting Lorikeets in the Sydney Bushland

29 Apr
Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

Nesting Rainbow Lorikeets

One of my favourite sights is wild Australian parrots. Every kind is unique and lovely to look at, from the small budgerigars through to the majestic Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Recently in the local park I spotted a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets tending to nesting duties. Naturally I grabbed my camera and started shooting.

Here is one of the results.

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Getting There…The Life of a Lorikeet

20 Apr

Growing up and raising a family….an important part of many lives, not least of which is in the life of a bird.

Take Rainbow Lorikeets. These two are kept occupied, tending their nest.

I have no idea at what stage this project is at. Maybe they are still building. Perhaps there are babies.

At any rate, this is their home sweet home and they are diligently minding their territory.

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

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A Pair of Beauties

10 Mar
A Pair of Beauties: Rainbow Lorikeets

A Pair of Beauties: Rainbow Lorikeets

A pair of beauties.

How else to describe these wonderfully-feathered parrots…

Recently Lady Luck favoured me by giving me the means to capture this charming image.

Rainbow Lorikeets are such beautiful birds, and so well named.

They inhabit our local bushland park in southern Sydney. Sometimes they can also be seen in local gardens. In this situation, Grevilleas rank highly in their scale of  favourite plants.

Enjoy!

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It’s Time for a Rest….

25 Dec

It’s time for a rest….

I guess that’s what this pair of Rainbow Lorikeets have decided.

Their heads are turned in such a way as to expose their vivid and beautiful chest feathers.

So eye-catching!

Rainbow Lorikeets in Sydney

Rainbow Lorikeets in Sydney

Lovely Lorikeets!

6 Dec

Australia is blessed in having a diverse and extensive range of parrots.

In suburban Sydney where I live, Rainbow Lorikeets are often seen, especially in natural bushland and  gardens planted with native flora

Lovely Lorikeets

Lovely Lorikeets

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Recently I was especially lucky to capture a group shot as these colourful birds searched the ground for tidbits.

Enjoy!

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