Friday, October 25, 2013

Kaleidoscopic Aves.....


A psychedelic little 'Lorie' sitting high up in the 'bottle brush' tree in my front garden. The Callistemon flower profusely from spring through to early summer. My bottle brush has had a few 'close calls' over the years with storms breaking branches etc., it's a testament to the resilience of the Australian native plants that it's come through with 'flying colours' :) They do attract many birds, the most impressive being the large flocks of ravenous 'white tailed black cockatoos' that swoop in and raucously attack the tree leaving behind mounds of broken flowers and seeds, quite a sight! Hope you have a fab Friday, take care..  Click here to view all participants of Skywatch Friday 



27 comments:

  1. Ah, I do love your blue, blue skies and the beautiful, colorful tree and "matching" bird! Terrific captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!!

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  2. You live in such an amazing land! Hope the fires are far away from Perth, Cherie!


    Aloha, G

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  3. The beach yesterday, beautiful birds and trees today - what is not to love about your Perth. I'm sold, Grace. Have a super Friday and even better weekend :).

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  4. OH YOU!!! What a lucky lady you are to see these birds:) I know I've said that before but I really love their colors. They are some of the most colorful birds on this planet. Thanks for sharing this pretty rainbow of personality:)

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  5. He fades right into those gorgeous flowers, Grace!

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  6. Callistemon or not, I like the little Lorie :)

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  7. Amazing tree and bird! Nothing quite like it here in the eastern U.S.

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  8. With the bright reds, it looks like a Christmas tree. Very pretty.

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  9. Fantastic bird. I've never seen a bottle brush tree before. Here in the States some people have bottle brush bushes, but nothing as nice as your tree.

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  10. Man, you have loads of color in that tree, don't you?

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  11. Australia is such a beautiful place!

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  12. Lucky you to see such wondrous sights on a regular basis! The color and flora/fauna are out of this world!:)

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  13. I remember having a Bottle Brush tree in our yard when I was little.

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  14. Wow. Very vibrant Grace. Hope your weekend is as vibrant as these images.

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  15. As long as he stays right where he is you could say he is nicely camouflaged!

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  16. Melbourne's callistemons flowered very well this year. They are quite spectacular. I was about to take you on about the name lorie, but your link explains it. We saw lories in Singapore and they are different. I'd love to see a white tailed black cocky.

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  17. Gosh! First I thought someone had decorated the tree for Christmas.
    Some shops have started doing that!:)

    Anyway enjoy spring & colors! GOD HELG / HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  18. That's got to be a great bit of serendipity! Fantastic shot, Grace. Fantastic colors!

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  19. Lovely!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  20. Now that really is beautiful, Grace! A very nice sight on a grey, rainy day :-)

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  21. I love bottle-brush and this is a gorgeous one. You are lucky to have it growing so close. And, I think you've chosen the perfect word to describe a lorikeet "psychedelic". How can a bird have so many colors going on all at once?

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  22. I'm loving this! Wish I had the tree and the bird. Aloha

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  23. I do so envy all the colors in your environment. As a bird lover, I would be beside myself if I saw those birds!

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  24. I love the lorikeets and the bottle brush. I miss Australia's wild life and flowering shrubs!
    (Blois Daily Photo).

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