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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rainbow Lorikeets


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Summer means time for rainbow lorikeets to invade my fruit trees in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
These birds are very colourful, so you would think that they are easy to photograph!
In fact, they like the shady parts of the tree and just peek out occasionally when they feed.
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World Bird Wednesday #7
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Rainbow lorikeets
Bold scavengers of fruit trees
Love shaded secrets
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World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman

12 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Gemma! Wow~~~ so we have summer-like weather here in Florida (even though it's winter) but winter, spring, summer, or fall I have NEVER seen such gorgeous birds just flying around out in the wild....what a treat that must be. Great picture.

theconstantwalker said...

What beautiful birds you have Gemma.Lovely colours.

sue said...

Well captured Gemma. They seem to sense when I've got my camera and scatter, shrieking to the whole neighbourhood. I hope they leave an apple for you.

Gary said...

What an incredible sight. You're lucky to have them. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

Once again Gemma you lay down the trump card with your Rainbow Lorikeets. I would not have believed it without your wonderful photography. Fantastic! ;-)WBW

mick said...

I have Rainbow Lorikeets in my yard too and I love them! They are noisy and and bossy and messy - and totally fascinating!

Hilke Breder said...

Gorgeous colors! I wonder why tropical birds are usually more colorful than those in temperate regions.

EmptyNester said...

Very nice capture! They are so pretty!

Becky and Gary said...

What a gorgeous bird Gemma. How nice to see all that color while we're buried knee deep in snow.
Have a great rest of the week.
B.

jo©o said...

How eviable to have such colour around. Lovely picture.

phylliso said...

I love these birds,have 4 parrots living with me!Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo,phylliso

dreamfalcon said...

I love these Lorikeets - they are so unbelievably colorful!

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