Tuesday, 21 June 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Rainbow Lorikeet.

I think I may be playing to the audience here – but I can’t resist some more parrots. I found this Rainbow Lorikeet crawling out of a log next as I was walking around our local lake. It perched low down to the ground for a few minutes and then it was off. Although I checked a few times over the next week, I never saw it again. Maybe it wanted a something a little further off the ground!












As you can see, they are excessively bright, but you can’t tell how noisy they can be when you have a flock of them in a tree. What is really surprising is how hard they can be to pick up with the naked eye when they are in the canopy.
Anyway, this may be the last of the parrots for a while, unless of course I find some more!


You can find heaps more splendid birds here at World Bird Wednesday.

You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention button on the RHS of this page.


Enjoy the birds.

13 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, more please! they're so amazing and to see them in the wild is just fantastic!!!

Andrew said...

What a beautiful bird to see...so colourful.

Bill S. said...

What a beautiful bird. Please find some more parrots. We enjoy them

Springman said...

That's so perfectly understated Stewart, "As you can see, they are excessivly bright..." The Rainbow lorikeet is one of the wonders of this planet I hope to see one day. Thanks for the look!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my this bird is beautiful and colorful!! Love it!

Duck photo shoot

holdingmoments said...

I can't get over how colourful these are Stewart.
A real treat to see this, especially in the wild. Just stunning.

Jean said...

Wow! Talk about looking fake! I would certainly love to see a lorikeet in their natural habitat.

NatureFootstep said...

It is really strange how pure the colors are. reat shots. :)

mick said...

HI Stewart, if I didn't see them every day I would know there was something seriously wrong up here!! They are my most constant visitors.

phylliso said...

I love parrots.I wonder if he has a nest inside the log.Beautiful shots,phyllis

bailey-road.com said...

A splendid bird he is! I don't think you can give us too many shots like these!

Sondra said...

HE has the prefect name! What a beauty..amazing that something so beautiful crawled out of a log-lol thank you Stewart!

Pat Ulrich said...

Such an amazingly beautiful bird -- lovely to see!