10 comments on “Challenging Canopy Capers- The Little Lorikeet

  1. Hello Ash,
    What a special moment to “catch” the single Lorikeet on the branch alone. Seeing a view of the Eastern Yellow Robin always brightens my day, and I can appreciate better why this lovely bird graces the cover of your new book.

    The reminder of the importance of mindfulness, and the very helpful flowchart are a welcome reminder to be aware of our expectations, and that there is always a natural time. Admittedly it is challenging when one goes through challenging times, but perhaps it’s all the more important to be aware (and patient).

    I appreciate again how you show not only a variety of your beautiful birds, but also highlight their natural surroundings, along with how their actions can and do affect the environment around them.

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    • Thanks Takami, yes we love the Eastern Yellow Robin, it is such a blessing to see it pop up right next to you on a tree trunk or branch looking at you with its big dark eye and waiting for you to uncover insects as you walk on the track. Yes when we are suffering or finding life difficult, that is when we need to be aware that we are actually going to benefit from that experience if we are patient and ride the storm, keeping in mind that God has something valuable to teach us and mature us through the experience. I have come to believe no experience in life is ever wasted on us, if we do not learn from one, another will follow and eventually when we look back we can see how we have grown through the various series of difficulties and be thankful for our mistakes as well as our achievements.

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  2. Those lorikeets were certainly difficult to find! Great pic of the fantail fanning its tail, I’ve been wanting to get a photo like that for ages but they are too quick lol.

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    • Thanks Sue, yes the fantail is always a challenge, but he just kept the fan open long enough for me to focus which does not happen very often, and is even more difficult with the Rufous Fantail who never seem to stop.

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  3. I love to see your findings, thank you brother. But I so appreciate that, as you found the Lorikeets camouflaged through the leaves, you also bring forth the rich treasures hidden in Gods precious word.
    Contentment today is a rarity – and you shared the “secret” to find it.
    Worth rereading and copying the chart.
    Thank you Ashley, for sharing of the Lord and the works of His hand.

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    • Thanks Lisa Beth, yes it is always good for me to remember that everything is working for our good, and at times it is too easy to stress and become disappointed when things do not go the way we had planned. Thankfully the Holy Spirit picks gives us a nudge from time to time to remember to rest and trust rather than stress and rust. 🙂

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  4. If it weren’t for their loud vocals as they feed, I’m sure many more would never be spotted. Colourful, yet so perfectly matching the treetops. Usually so high up that its a challenge just to get a view.

    The Bell Miners certainly leave large tracts of trees defoliated. They also are quite territorial and prevent other birds from using the trees.

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    • Thanks David, yes they have been very challenging to say the least, and sadly the poor photos result. The Bell Miners were chasing off every bird they could, especially the smaller Pardolotes and White-naped, but they continued to feed regardless. The Little Lorikeets found hiding on the dark side of the tree canopy where the Miners do not go and not being too noisy was a safer option. They even chased Bowerbirds and Currawongs who were feeding on berries.

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  5. Thanks Donna, yes it gives everyone an idea of the degree of difficulty and challenge these little guys present to the keen birder. Most people would never see this bird with the naked eye unless it were flying, and even then it is so fast you would barely know what it was. The love exposed guy was real surprise and so out of character.

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