Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birds in my garden VI.....

There she is again, click, click, click.....!!
Technically speaking these Rainbow Lorikeets are not actually IN my garden, they're in the palm tree next door that hangs over my back garden fence, so they're sort of in my garden and  I'm claiming them for this series.....! The Rainbow Lorikeet isn't native to Western Australia, in the 1960's they  escaped from private averies and are now considered a pest by fruit growers as they fly around in large groups, landing and stripping fruit trees bare. They certainly love the palm fruit, and circle around calling out to each other 'grubs up', land and voraciously start devouring the fruit, it's quite a sight to see, they have dreadful manners and seed flies everywhere. They may be a pest, but they have such beautiful markings and certainly make for a colourful and vibrant image...
If you'd like to learn some 'juicy' facts about me press here to read an interview I did with Jidhu Jose..p.s. they're not really 'juicy' haha! p.p.s. have a good day.....!!


45 comments:

  1. ces oiseaux sont magnifiques, de toutes les couleurs, c'est agreable

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  2. These are fantastic, Grace!! The colors are just amazing! Beautiful birds and I love the yellow of the palm trees -- never seen one like this with the yellow blossoms! Marvelous! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Just the color I needed on a gray, grim evening!!

    Sylvia

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  3. They are incredibly beautiful even if they are pests!

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  4. Those birds are gorgeous, but I can understand that the orchard owners might not be so fond of them!

    Wonderful interview, Grace. You have seen some interesting things in your life.

    barb

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  5. Oh god!
    Those colours are so perfect, full of joy and life!:D
    Love the pics!!!
    Greetings!
    Ce.

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen a palm with bright yellow fronds like that. The bottom picture is quite a portrait!

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  7. Great photos of those "pesky" little creatures. Their colors are so brilliant and against the bright yellow palm, they look smashing.

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  8. It is fascinating that these colorful birds are ordinary in your life, and yet so unusual to me and other of your viewers.

    So, have you recovered from your New Year celebrations?

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  9. Really... in your garden... I love that! They are beautiful!

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  10. Wow, talk about having a colorful day! These shots are amazing!

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  11. I love the colours. Last year with had a bunch of lorikeets eating our loquats. My husband would try and scare them away, but they just jumped a bit higher and carried on...Very cheeky. This year they didn´t come, so they must have found something juicier to eat.

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  12. wise-guy birds!


    Happiest New Year wishes- Yes, it was lovely 'above it all'

    with Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } ( ° >

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  13. "There she is again, click, click, click" - haha Grace that is funny! Probably what my kids are thinking too every time I get out the camera and say "Let me just take ONE photo!". They may be considered pests by some, but boy are they gorgeous. I love all of your bird photos.

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  14. These are the most incredibly gorgeous birds. I remember seeing some at the San Diego Safari Park last summer. They certainly charmed me.

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  15. Fabulous Grace. You must have a wonderful garden. The birds seem to be loving it there!

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  16. I'm jealous, but then I'm not a fruit grower. We have Ring-necked Parakeets in the UK which thrive despite our decidedly un-tropical climate and also make a considerable nuisance of themselves.

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  17. They may be considered a pest, but they are soooo beautiful.
    Can I have one? :))

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  18. Lovely shots Perth. Now, if only I could have such beautiful colours in my garden!

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  19. these images are spectacular and i really enjoyed the interview!

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  20. I do love rainbow lorikeets.

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  21. They are divine aren't they?
    Love it when they fly past you, it always stops me in my tracks.

    Enjoy the storm tomorrow :)

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  22. Do you realize how special these are for us to have them in your backyard? They look so beautiful.

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  23. Goodness, they are truly gorgeous creatures! What a delight to see them in "your" garden. In south Florida we had lots of little green parrots that got loose and multiplied and have also become pests!

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  24. Talk about all things bright and beautiful!- I'm speechless at this wonderful post Grace- it cheered up a very windy day here in the northern hemisphere!

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  25. Such beautiful birds! I would love seeing them in my backyard. When I lived in Sarasota, FL years ago we had wild parakeets in our yard and I always enjoyed watching them.

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  26. Absolutely lovely, I am obviously still envious for your awesome birds!

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  27. Wow, what color! We'd only see birds like that here in a zoo!

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  28. the last shot is all 'hey you lookin' at me mate?' written all over it ...

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  29. I can't believe it !!!!!!!!!!!!
    just wonderful... you lucky people !
    very nice...
    ciao

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  30. If it's not sunshine it's pretty coloured birds! Bah!

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  31. They look beautifully painted birds!
    Congratulations.
    Kisses.

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  32. So colorful! i like them, but , of course, I have no fruit garden around.. :o)
    As you post early, and I comment late, i'm always the last one to write to you!

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  33. They're so colorful and beautiful!

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  34. I never see birds like this
    thanks for the shots

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  35. Ils sont merveilleux, chère Gaia!Et quelles couleurs!
    Bises
    erika

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  36. Lorikeets have only been seen in numbers in Melbourne for the last ten years or so. Is it the same for Perth?

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  37. Ooooooooh, I can't see lorikeets without a sharp pang of nostalgy. I can hear them screeching now!

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  38. Gosh, they're pretty! Here, we only have some boring green ones. And doves. And pigeons.

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  39. Un pájaro bonito, lleno de colores
    Soy espléndido con una fotografía feliz.

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  40. Outstanding colours! I'm in awe!

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  41. we have the same "escapee" story but with Amazon parrots. And are they ever loud. It's hard to imagine that a few birds could create the genetic diversity to turn into "flocks"

    these guys are prettier then ours

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