Monday, November 01, 2004

Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying nectar from flowers

Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying nectar from flowers


We had a very rewarding afternoon when a Rainbow lorikeet came to enjoy the nectar in the yellow flowering bottlebrush on our verge.

He took a long time to enjoy the flowers that were tightly packed on the branches, swinging and diving from 1 flower to the next, then getting in behind the foliage to discover stronger nectar that was hidden from the sun.

After about 30 minutes he was disturbed by noisy miners and flew off, I fortunately took a couple of photos.

Then about 15 minutes later he returned with his mate and they proceeded to divulge themselves in more rich nectar.

A most rewarding sight.


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