16 comments on “Following the Flowers – The Honeyeater in Winter

  1. The bell ringing by the Bellbirds was fascinating to hear! And I loved your pictures, among others, of the ‘disgusted’ old Kookaburra and the headless parrot 🙂 I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

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      • Last week and over the weekend we already celebrated early Mother’s Day so this Sunday I will only see them through FaceTime 🙂

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  2. Lovely captures of a wonderful variety, I especially love seeing your Lorikeets and Parrots, I guess it’s their bold coloring and yes they make me smile! 🙂 I enjoyed the inputted humor, you had me laugh a few times. Have a great week, Ashley!

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    • Thanks Donna, glad you got a laugh out of it. Australia has one of the largest varieties of parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets, some are already extinct or about to be. They make up some of our rarest and most beautiful birds, and partner for life, except one species. It is always a thrill to find a different species of parrot when we travel. Have a wonderful week Donna!

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  3. I love all the different aspects of this post, the sounds, photos…and humor! Wow, those bell birds are really shrill! It was interesting to read that the male wood duck there is such a devoted father because our male wood duck is not, he leaves the mother to raise them. Such variety in this world, thanks again for sharing your corner of it. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Jen for your encouraging, appreciative comment. It is interesting how different each species is in breeding and nurturing, each has been given a different intuitive program to follow, but I wonder if they have a choice to assist or not assist, as we humans do? The present or absent dad, it causes me to think that way when I see variations in how some species care for their young, and how the males assist the females. Yes, it is a wonderful experience to stand in a forest occupied by many bellbirds chiming, but invisible to the eye, and in some areas it is so shrill that you can only tolerate it for a short time, a bit like many cicada’s in the heat of summer. Have a satisfying and interesting week exploring your part of the world Jen!

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      • Yes, I have been working on a post about cardinals, and I mention that one of the reasons he is my favorite is because he is such a good “dad.” Funny how that colors my opinion of even wildlife! It is interesting to ponder why some are present or absent. I’m guessing it’s instinct, but I still prefer the hands-on animal dads!

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  4. Great photos again this week Ashley. It was nice to see the lorikeets enjoying the blossoms. We have had hardly any flowers out, maybe because of the weather, and the lorikeets here are very hungry. It’s been quite crowded and noisy when I put some food out for them. Enjoy the weekend!

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    • Thanks Sue, yes it was interesting to find a place with so much blossom tucked away in the hills, and the birds certainly were having a great time from the excitement that was heard. We are expecting the wet to come next week, but we will believe it when we see it as it is so dry here. Hope some winter blossom breaks out there soon. Have an enjoyable weekend!

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    • Thanks Kelly, you are usually out in far away desert places of great interest, so understandably you are not always in internet accessibility. Likewise I enjoy the amazing numbers of beautiful pics you post of areas I have never seen. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    • Thanks Kathie, I give thanks each week that our gracious Father gives me fresh material for my blog, it is a beautiful expression of his love and favour. Have a wonderful weekend enjoying the crisp images of your new lens. The plastic lens hood saved my lens on two occasions when I fell over and hurt myself while photographing, but it broke the lens hood, now I don’t have one as they are over priced to replace. I dropped the camera last week but it survived, praise God!

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  5. Wow, thank you for bringing such beauty into my morning! This is like a godly National Geographic. Love the recordings and videos…and the unchanging truth from God’s word. Tthank you brother.

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    • Thanks again Lisa Beth for sharing the enjoyment of this little window of our Lord’s beautiful expression of his character and person. He is a God of beauty, variety, sponsoring a loving interdependence in all his creatures one with another, an example of what he desires for the precious children of his eternal kingdom. have most enjoyable and restful weekend!

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