13 February 2013

Rainbow lorikeets

Early morning, and these rainbow lorikeets were making quite the rowdy noise that they do, right in my garden this time. They usually only come into the garden when the bottlebrush is flowering in the spring, otherwise they will be out in the big trees, in the bush-corridor at the back.

 
 leaves on the crepe myrtle were scorched from the 46.6 degree celcius day recently
 

'some-one' must've had a heavy night
 

 
Peepo .. I see you too
 
 
seen during the morning walk   
 
 
short video, so you can hear them too.
 
Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

 
 
 

31 comments:

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW!

Connie Smiley said...

What fabulous photos! It's a treat to see these stunning birds, and to hear them, too! Thank you!

I was next to you on WWW today, and I considered it an honor.

Joyful said...

Spectacular looking birds!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my these birds are so pretty. If I have this kind of birds here in Michigan I would be leaping for joy in the morning and be out in my backyard early in the morning all the time. ^_^ Awesome!

Dave said...

one of natures true wonders. High high high on my world wish list, one day that day will come. Thanks for sharing, stunning!

Dave

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous and fascinating! and screechy! :)

Gary said...

Such great colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Judy said...

The sound from that video woke Annie from her nap, and made her prick up her ears!! it would be something to hear that wake you in the morning, going on and on....
They are such pretty birds!!!

Filip and Kristel said...

Extreme beauty, perfect colours.

Greetings,
Filip

Evelyn S. said...

I cannot get over the vibrant colors of these birds! Beautifully photographed, Carole.

Carletta said...

Such stunning captures Carole!
With those lovely bright colors they are aptly named. :)

mick said...

Great photos. Even if they are noisy - I love 'em!

eileeninmd said...

One of my favorite birds from down under. I would love to see them in person. Your photos and video, will do. Great shots!

Dianne said...

Like baubles on a Christmas tree ... so colourful but they can be noisy.

Jeanne said...

I can't imagine having birds like this in my yard. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Jeanne

Lisa Gordon said...

I think these birds are just gorgeous! Such amazing colors, and your photographs of them are wonderful, Carole.

Karen said...

Superb captures! These are such beautiful birds. I enjoyed hearing them again, I used to live in Australia.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Unreal to have such colorful birds roaming free in a back yard. That first photo is stunning.

Jan Castle said...

Looks like a mop come alive with those beauties!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kusum Sanu said...

These were in your yard? How lucky you are! Lovely pics of lovely birds!

Horst in Edmonton said...

These birds are truly beautiful.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures of a colorful parrot - can be bought in this country as "caged bird" ..... think it's "just" a shame to keep such a great / beautiful bird in a cage :) Hanne Bente

Digi-Irma said...

Great are these rainbow lorikeets, Carole, very well photographed.
The first picture I find quite amazing.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

Gorgeous birds! These are wonderful photos, Carole!

Stewart M said...

These are great pictures - I can remember the first time I saw these birds. I could not believe my eyes!

As far as I can tell oystercatchers dont eat oysters! But the do it small bivalves - like pippis - a lot of the time.


Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

i stora drag said...

Everything is fantastic, birds, coulors and photos, Carole!
It must be just amazing to see those birds out in the free!
Greetings Pia

Geke said...

Beautiful birds and you have those in your backyard! You are so lucky. The colors are amazing. The bottlebrush is fascinating. Great hiding place for the birds. Beautiful captures.

Wally Jones said...

What a wonderfully colorful bird! I think the noise is super but I might change my mind after a bit of exposure.
Great post.

Jim said...

Beautiful lorikeets.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots! I love Rainbow Lorikeets - such gorgeous colours.

Petra said...

The lorikeets are so beautiful! And quite noisy, thanks for the sound which makes them real. :)