Twilight in my backyard is crazy busy:

The local Rainbow Lorikeets LOVE the big tree in our backyard. I usually hate the tree because at this time of year it drops so many seeds that it looks like snow in my backyard. If it’s not dropping seeds, it’s dropping horrible flowers or blocking our sewerage pipes.

But now that I’ve realised that I’ve got native birds in my backyard (and not just sparrows), I’m taking the time to stop and watch the lorikeets hang out and have their dinner.

Lorikeets are noisy buggers, always yacking while they make it snow.

Pretty impressive for my concrete backyard!

My SD card is chockas with blurry lorikeet photos! Think I need to get me a monopod….

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4 thoughts on “Urban Lorikeets

  1. yay for backyard birdies :) I get lots of little finches at the moment. Actually they’re wrens, I’m told. Got the cockatoos at our old place murdering our apple tree

    Posted on 19 February 2010 at 7:10 am
    1. i love cockatoos but they’re so squawky and destructive, gimme wrens and rainbow lorikeets any day :)

      Posted on 19 February 2010 at 7:39 pm
  2. If you think they’re noisy, try having one for a pet! But they are beautiful birds to look at. It’s lovely that your backyard is attracting something native, even if they are the noisy bogans of the avian world.

    Posted on 19 June 2011 at 9:23 pm