22 comments on “Radiant Raucous Rainbows After Rain – The Rainbow Lorikeet

    • Thanks Lee, yes it is a delight to hear their joyful shriek each morning as they communicate to each other extracting nectar from our Bottlebrush tree. I always think they are giving thanks in some way in all that excitement. The high sugar content in the Australian native flowers gives them a real coffee boost an almost hyper active state.

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  1. Lovely pictures of the Rainbows, my friend! The ‘love birds’ and the ‘bird tree’ were my favorites among so many great pictures. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Hi Ashley, great photos of the rainbow lorikeets. It was so nice to see your images and the video. I haven’t seen any of these colourful creatures since moving to Tassie. Your post brought back some lovely memories of my times feeding these birds in my backyard back in Queensland. Have a great weekend! Cheers from the Apple Isle. 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue, yes I remember your pics and vids of these birds in numerous proportion on your veranda. For some reason they never ventured over Bass Strait, possibly they did not find trees suitable to breed in, or maybe just did not want to explore beyond what they know. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new surrounds. It must be exciting exploring Tassie, you can travel to anywhere in a day and explore, and there’s so much more! 🙂

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  3. You know I am one of those bloggers who loves your photo shares of the Rainbow Lorikeets, Ashley! 😊 I love this post, so many beautiful captures. To see these birds possibly daily is pretty awesome, lucky you and your wife! Wonderful message as always, and I am glad you’re feeling better, my friend!

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    • Thanks Donna, yes it is one of the delights of living in the Sydney area. We sit out under this large old Bottlebrush chatting and sipping wine together with our cheese and bickie, and watch them hang upside down feeding from the nectar in the flowers and listen to their excited calls. It is quite colourful. I hear them calling to one another as they feed while I write this. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!

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    • Thanks Lisa Beth, it is a blessing every day and we are so thankful to enjoy them as we sit beneath their tree and watch them joyfully feed from the flowers hanging upside down

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  4. Hi AB, what fine series of a great character. They always appear on just about every Australian Bird Calendar I’ve ever seen. Their pair bonding is particularly strong and interesting as they see to be happy to chat to everyone else on the tree, but hold special calls and antics for each other.

    Their bold colours brighten up the coldest days. They seemed to have a very successful season in our area, but the majority have moved now, chasing the blossoms elesewhere.
    Fantastic inflgiht shots. No one said they were easy.

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    • Thanks David, yes they are an important part of our morning here. We hear the warbling Magpies after the Currawong calls followed by the Grey Butcherbird which we hear all day on and off with the Magpies, Rainbows and Miners. The Rainbows and Noisy Miners constantly visit our very large and old Bottlebrush as it is rich in flower at present. Yes, they are one of our most popular birds overseas next to the Fairy-wrens. They do follow blossom as it is their proffered food next to lerps and small fruit. Enjoy your weekend! We are getting a little reprieve from the heat and a few drops of rain for a change.

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    • Thanks theyoungbirder1 for your most welcome and encouraging comment. This bird is the most popular bird with people from countries other than my own. Locals can become so familiar with the bird but loose a sense of its beauty and peculiar qualities. Us birders have been handed the task of educating and encouraging an appreciation for our natural heritage. The birds teach us so much about life and life skills. I am so encouraged that you at a young age have become ornithologically inclined. I am inspired by the several young birders who follow my blog, and have achieved a remarkable knowledge of their birds. I see you have King Penguins as your avatar, I had the delight of viewing them up close a couple of weeks ago, they are remarkable creatures. Happy birding!

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