These are some shots of our semi-resident Red Wattlebirds (Anthochaera carunculata) feeding on the flowers of a large Echium bush. These birds are common and conspicuous in SE Australia, as they are often noisy and very active.
The red wattles that give it its name can be seen on its face in most of these pictures - the yellow underbelly seems to have been overlooked!
These birds did not seem to mind me sitting in the garden with lens, camera and tripod. I have to say it was one of the best half hours of time I have had since we went into lock down.
(Thankfully our Covid 19 numbers here are now very low, so a more normal life may be just around the corner. I cannot wait, as I am just about at the end of my tether!)
All these pictures will look better if you click on them to see a larger version.
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