Backyard lorikeets #2

Friday, 4 June 2010

Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus)

The local flock of rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) made a very rare visit to my backyard yesterday afternoon. Attracted by their hisses and screeches, I went outside to discover that they’d descended from the neighbour’s Jacaranda tree to perch on the Hills hoist and colorbond fence.

I turned right around and went back for the camera, hoping that they wouldn’t emulate last week’s sulphur-crested cockatoos and fly away as I replenished the batteries with excitedly shaking hands.

Delighted to find them still there when I re-emerged from the house, I approached to within five metres and took some photos to remember them by.

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Backyard lorikeets

Saturday, 21 November 2009
Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet)

Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet)

An unseemly cacophony heralded the arrival of a small neighbourhood flock of Rainbow lorikeets on this unseasonably hot spring morning. My camera and I were of course bound to follow. Here are some of the results.

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