New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, April 18, 2010

AUTUMN FLOWERS BRING THE RAINBOWS

Last week  the Melaleuca quinquenevia tree in my garden had buds now it is bursting with cream flowers, which look like bottle brushes. They have a very strong smell of sweet nectar and ..........

the Rainbow Lorikeets just love it.
















They rarely sit still as they are continuously jumping from one flower to the next. They hang upside down and they are entertaining to watch. They also have a noisy squawk too.


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26 comments:

  1. I love our colourful parrots. We don't see Lorikeets in our garden very often so it is nice seeing one in yours.

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  2. The Rainbow Lorikeet is a very familiar noisy visitor in gardens up here. Your photos of this raucous bird are fantastic! The Melaleuca blooms are just lovely.

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  3. Wow, those were lovely birds, beautiful color. They're having fun hanging upside down.

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  4. Stunning shots Diane ....I love these larrikin parrots....

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  5. Wow .. that is one beautiful bird! Your wildlife would be entirely worth moving to Australia. That and the fact that you're going into winter and I'm looking at a very hot summer staring at me in the face. *sigh*

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  6. They are a delight to watch, I agree. I love heavily perfumed trees like that. I was walking down a footpath in Edgecliff the other day and I had to retrace my steps a couple of times to keep smelling this one particular tree on the verge. Nondescript flower, but heavenly perfume.

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  7. Oh. My. Gosh.!!! Those are beautiful -- I hope you keep that header for a while. I could look at that bird forever. Wonderful pictures. What an amazing place to go birding.

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  8. Wow---the Lorikeets are gorgeous, Diane. I love those colors. I would LOVE to see one in person someday out in the wild like that. WOW!!!!!

    I had to look up the difference in Parakeets and Lorikeets... Very interesting...

    Thanks for sharing. I certainly learn alot through blogging.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. What an absolutely gorgeous bird, and incredible photos. You are so blessed to have all this wonderful natural beauty around you each day. I want to move there. Do you think I could change my Southern accent to an Australian accent?

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  10. They are beautiful birds and so colorful, Diane. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing your birds, I love them.

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  11. Goodness! These colors are astounding.

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  12. I just discovered your blog through Bernies post, and so glad I followed up her advice. What lovely photos you have, I will definitely be following along.

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  13. Oh my gosh, you are so lucky and blessed!

    Hope you can still visit my African Violet entry, even I am a little late, thanks in advance.

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  14. Noisy indeed! They used to sit outside our bedroom window in Cairns and decimate the Penda tree - no sleep ins when it was in flower!

    They are gorgeous shots Diane - I may hit you up for permission to paint the noisy little buggers!

    Over here they talk of culling them, as they are an introduced species and are becoming a pest.

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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  15. Such beautiful captivating images of the colorful birds in your world down under!I have witnessed the bottlebrush in red when wintering in Arizona..they do give off such a sweet scent!I enjoy these images thank you for posting!

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  16. Oh, my, what dazzling birds! You do live in paradise. . .and you make pre-dementia look pretty nice
    :O)

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  17. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  18. Most amazing! I admire your photography so much, Diane. The new header is wonderful.

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  19. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous ! I saw immediately your new header and thought what a beautiful bird !
    and you have these in your garden ! when I think of my sad grey sparrows !

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  20. The rainbow lorikeet is one of the prettiest birds I've ever seen! If they sound anything like the wild parrakeets in our area then I know how noisy they can be! :-)

    Fabulous photos. Diane! You live in a paradise!

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  21. I LOVE this bird...he is so beautiful. But noisy, I guess. What amazing colors.

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  22. I do love that little rainbow lorikeet Diane. And I can understand why he loves that bottle brush flower. Great photos, and thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

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  23. And to think I get excited when I see out little quail! This little guy is amazing as are the photos you took!

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  24. Nice capture of the lorikeets. We get some along the beach even though there're not many flowering plants. They are lovely and fun to watch - but they never stay for long.

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