A few of my favourite things..


The mango tree is a hive of activity.  This Rainbow Lorikeet was not especially concerned to be caught feasting.


9 responses

  1. wow. the vibrant feel and great colours make this bird shot so beautiful


    January 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm

  2. Thank you, Richard.

    What a delightful surprise to find you here 😀


    January 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm

  3. Those are some beautiful colors, very summer-like.
    I’m waiting for spring to arrive here…. everything is still brown.


    January 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm

  4. Fee

    Caught red-handed, or is it red-beaked? What a beautiful shot Mrs BB.

    Rainbow lorikeets are such cheeky little fellows aren’t they? I wish we had them in my little part of Australia. We do see some pretty parrots in Perth when we visit (28’s) and the Carnaby’s black cockatoos are one of my absolute favourites.

    Fee 🙂


    January 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

  5. Vimal

    brilliant colours


    January 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm

  6. Michaela, at least your blog is pretty winter white! 😉

    Fee, there’s a beach at the gold coast with a stand of enormous pine trees, where dusk and dawn is a riotous cacophony of these birds. The noise is incredible!

    What are 28’s?

    Vimal, the very funny thing about them is how well they are camouflaged – it’s amazing. You can walk under a gum tree, know from the noise that it’s full of these parrots, but still have trouble actually seeing them. Hard to believe with those colours, but true! The blue blends with shadows, the reds and oranges with the background light when you look up.


    January 22, 2010 at 7:37 am

  7. Amanda

    What a stunning photo!!! I LOVE it…

    I love the little bits of mango around his beak, lol. He is really enjoying himself, and I mean to say, who wouldn’t?? Most of us love a nice, juicy mango 😀

    He may need a ‘wet one’ after that though lol…

    Thanks again, I really enjoyed this photo.


    January 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

  8. Fee

    These little guys Mrs BB. Do you have them in your neck of the woods?

    Fee 🙂


    January 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  9. Amanda, I’m glad you enjoyed my little feathered friend! I have some photos of a scaly breasted lorikeet at the same occupation, and one of the pics, while not valuable as a photo as such, does show how they remove the mango from their chops, in the absence of a “wet one”. 😉

    Fee, we don’t have those; I’ve not so much as seen pictures of them before! But.. why do they call them 28’s? And why do they need to “control” them?


    January 24, 2010 at 7:23 am

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