Far form harassing me the church going couple I met gave me very clear directions to a Rainbow Lorikeets nest. Their directions placed me without about 10 meters of the nest hole. They rest was up to me!
The light on the morning was coming almost directly from behind the tree (you can have everything!) - so I add just a touch of fill-in flash to compensate.
These birds are common in my neck of the woods, but their ludicrously bright plumage and engaging behaviours always make them fun to watch. They seemed to be feeding something in the nest hole - chicks no doubt - and at one time they were both in the nest cavity at the same time. This produced some strange noises from the hole! I may to to make some return journeys to the nest.
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Oh, what delightful shots!ReplyDelete
Can't believe I'm 'the early bird' lucky me! Enjoyed your rainbows Stewart; nice pickup.ReplyDelete
Great serie of photos!ReplyDelete
I remember seeing this bird when I was in Australia.
What fantastic colours on the lorikeet.ReplyDelete
I am amazed by the colors on those birds. Seems to be very tropical. Is that your climate there in Australia?ReplyDelete
Gosh, amazing colours!ReplyDelete
Thats one pretty bird!! So colorful and so beautifully captured too!!ReplyDelete
Have a happy week :)
stunningly beautiful birds. you captured them really well!ReplyDelete
The Lorikeet family must have been created on a good day because the colors are all so bright and delicious. Your little family is adorable ... hoping you will get back when the babies start poking their heads out of the nest hole. As always, a fun visit. Thanks Stewart ...ReplyDelete
Andrea @ From the Sol
They are beautiful. Here in the States we only see a bird like that in a pet store or the zoo.ReplyDelete
A wonderful bird to see Stewart... so colourfulReplyDelete
I do love your colorful birds, Stewart!!ReplyDelete
Bright colored bird .lovley ,NetteReplyDelete
Wow- that is a gorgeous bird- nice capture!ReplyDelete
What wonderful captures of this bright and beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
Those colors are gorgeous! I don't think we have anything in the wild that comes close.ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds! One of my favourites to see when I am in Oz.ReplyDelete
Such a amazing birds! What colours! Really nice to se them like that in their nest!ReplyDelete
I too like early morning walks...the best time of the day. No matter if Sunday or any day. :o)ReplyDelete
Love this beautiful colorful bird!!!
ps....love the rainbow of colors. The painted bunting is about as close as USA would get to these. But, much, much smaller.ReplyDelete
They look like they have been painted they are so bright. From FindlayReplyDelete
So many colors and beauty - amazing ! Great shots :-)ReplyDelete
I can't get enough of these beauties and how I'd love to see them 'in person'! Wow. The church-goers gave you perfect directions!ReplyDelete
Stewart, the Rainbow Lorikeet are such beautiful birds. Your photos are awesome and show off their pretty rainbow of colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
Very nice colors ;-)
Céline & Philippe
just like a beautiful rainbow, what a delight!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots. The colors are so vibrant and just magnificent.ReplyDelete
Beautiful coloured birds, so lucky to have something so bright as a common bird. xReplyDelete
Great to get photos at the nest hole. I have them in my yard nearly every day but there is nowhere suitable to nest close by.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful couple!! Their colors are Striking..... WOW! You got some Awesome pics!ReplyDelete
The Lorikeets are absolutely splendid Stewart! We have some of these great looking birds in our local zoo and the people can purchase little cups of sweet water and the birds come to your shoulder, hand to drink, and that is most fun. However, to be able to view them in the wilds of nature, must be unbelievable!ReplyDelete
Just had to pop back and say thanks for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday. I've just spent a delightful time visiting many of the links and seeing so many different birds from around the world.ReplyDelete
Australian birds are so colorful. Great shots!ReplyDelete
What bright colorful birds! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Nice to know you got your brother here as well! :)
I have not thought so much about it before, but do we have Tuesday when you have Wednesday? How many hours are you in Australia before (word?) Europe?
That's a great find and great pictures Stewart.Such amazingly colourful birds too.ReplyDelete
These are such beautiful and colourful birds, thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Stunning colours and great photos.ReplyDelete
What an absolutely gorgeous bird!ReplyDelete
WOW..the colors are so beautiful. Does this beautiful creature also sing? I could only imagine the sweetest melody coming from it's colorful throat..ReplyDelete
These birds are gorgeous. You are quite the photographer. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Brilliant shots Stewart - lovely birds - the nearest wild bird over here to your Lorikeet are the parakeets down London way - but they are just vivid green and yellow - I tried to get a shot but they were to quick for me- the only shots I got were of the leaves on the branches of the tree!!! - Jane UKReplyDelete
The second shot is just great. I love the framing, colors, pose of the bird and the soft background.ReplyDelete
they are really colorful. :)ReplyDelete
Wowzers. These birds are stunning!! Bet you had fun photographing these entertaining little guys. You did an exceptional job capturing them. :)ReplyDelete
What fantastic shots! They must be wonderful to watch. I have to admit to a little birding envy here.ReplyDelete