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I See It!

5 Mar

I see it!

Is that in the mind of this Rainbow Lorikeet?

This beautiful bird certainly looks as though he’s ready to swoop!

This photograph was taken at a suburban bushland park in Sydney, Australia.

I see it!

I see it!

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What Have We Here?

16 Feb

I’m taking a risk in trying to read the mind of this Rainbow Lorikeet, but nevertheless I’ll proceed.

‘What have we here?’ he’s thinking  as his eyes alight on an enticing morsel below.

And then, without further warning, off he flies…

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

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Rainbow Lorikeets: Wonders of the Australian Bush

7 Feb
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets: so aptly named!

I know of no other wild Australian bird that sports a more vivid, striking and cheerful display of coloured feathers, not to mention a wonderfully cheeky red beak.

Flocks of these parrots inhabit our local park  and often visit neighbouring gardens, especially those that support Australian natives such as Grevilleas, Banksias  and Bottlebrush.

Delightful!

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Out to Lunch : A Rainbow Lorikeet

20 Jan

One of the most potent joys of living near a bushland park lies in the wonderful opportunities it presents for bird observation and photography.

Recently I was able to observe a beautiful Rainbow Lorikeet eating nectar from a Banksia tree. This all happened beside the river baths where I swim almost every day from Spring to late Autumn.

Don’t you agree that Australian parrots rank highly in the scale of the world’s most engaging birds?

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

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Home Sweet Home, If You’re a Lorikeet…

2 Jan

I guess it’s rather nice, making your home in a tree.

Fresh air, views a plenty. An enviable supply of ultra-fresh, healthy food from which to choose. Friends flying past…

This cheerful Rainbow Lorikeet gives me the impression that he (or she) is well satisfied with life.

Rainbow Lorikeet at home

Rainbow Lorikeet at home

 

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Springtime: Nesting Time!

8 Oct

I grew up living near the city, where the tar and cement was broken only by the occasional, man-made park. Never once did I see a cockatoo flying free, leave alone a glorious King Parrot or an eye-catching galah.

So it with ever-mounting appreciation that I view all the sights and hear all the sounds that surround me in our local bushland park, an area barely and judiciously touched by civilization.

Springtime sees an explosion of activity, with birds making use of tree hollows and so on for nesting.

Here I’ve captured an image of a Rainbow Lorikeet as it looks out from its nest.

Enjoy!

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

 

 

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Where, Now?

29 Aug

Where, now?

That’s what this Rainbow Lorikeet seems to be thinking….

Certainly  it on the move, and luck came my way as I snapped it just in time!

The beauties of Australian nature are wondrous.

Where, now?

Where, now?