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A Rainbow of Delight

17 May
Rainbow Lorikeets in a suburban Sydney park.

Rainbow Lorikeets in a suburban Sydney park.

Rainbow Lorikeets are aptly named. Witness their brilliant, rainbow-like colours! Even their beak is a startling red!

I’m so privileged to live near a large area of bushland that is home to these (and many other) glorious parrots.

I hope that you will get a sense of their beauty and abundance.

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Nesting in the Park

18 Mar
Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

Near the top of the hill that leads to the baths lives a grand old tree : a tree prized by both Cockatoos and Rainbow Lorikeets as a prime nesting site.

This time, the Lorikeets have taken possession of an antiquated section, and I’ve seen them every day this week, perched nearby or climbing in.

Looks as though an increase in their family in on its way!

Enjoy!

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Australian Beauty: Rainbow Lorikeets

25 Jan
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

When it comes to stunning beauty of feathers, it’s hard to beat those of  the Rainbow Lorikeets. These parrots are pretty common in the local park and often venture into nearby gardens, especially those with natives such as Grevilleas and Flowering Gums in bloom.

Enjoy!

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What a Silhouette…

7 Jan
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

What a silhouette!

Although it doesn’t show the wonderful colours of the Rainbow Lorikeet to their best advantage,

I still like this shot. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Crimson Rosella

10 Dec
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

Such strikingly-coloured parrots!

I see them now and again. They are less common the Rainbow Lorikeets, but arguably, equally beautiful.

Crimson Rosellas are sometimes seen on the ground, but more often perched in trees or shrubs. They are very agile in flight, too.

Here’s a photo of one as he (or she) finds something tasty to eat.

Enjoy!

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On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

9 Dec
On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

On the watch is this Rainbow Lorikeet. Looking around, protecting its nest…Who knows what’s inside?

I’m happy to report that these Australian parrots are very common in our local park, and, I guess, second only to Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in number.

Their colours are magnificent. Small wonder they’re named ‘Rainbow Lorikeets’!

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Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeets Minding Their Nest

19 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Rainbow Lorikeets Minding their Nest

Although it doesn’t show their brilliant plumage to its best advantage, I like this photo of a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets. This tree hollow is the site of their nest, and they were lucky to get it since it’s also a favourite spot for Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeets

11 Nov
Rainbow Lorikeets in the park

Rainbow Lorikeets in the park

This morning, I saw a pair of these beautiful birds inspecting their nest. Rainbow Lorikeets must surely rank amongst the prettiest parrots, Australian or otherwise.

Such a joy to be able to see them in the wild, even in suburban Sydney.

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Focus on Birds: Rainbow Lorikeet

28 Oct
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

The colours of the Rainbow Lorikeets are as spectacular as their name suggests. They catch my eye, whether in flight or at rest. Sometimes, a flock gathers around a picnic table and  entices people to throw  some crumbs in their direction.

Here is photo taken in the park near where Ron and I live.

Enjoy!

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Spring, and a Young Bird’s Fancy…

10 Sep

Here we are in early Spring, and the birds are making preparations. Prime home sites are in high demand. Sometimes, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos take possession and start the process, only to find that smaller parrots are looking on with an eye to taking over.

 

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

Not so these Rainbow Lorikeets. This pair have found their own niche and are absorbed in making it feel like home… waiting, I suppose, for the sound of little cheeps. They don’t seem to mind the effort of raising their own little family.

Enjoy this little scene in the bush around Sydney, Australia.

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