Thursday, August 20, 2015

Café Grace closing for spring/summer...



Nearing the end of the seed supply I made an executive decision :) to close Café Grace for the spring/summer season. There will be a plentiful supply of natural seeds for the next few months and to be honest they're getting a wee bit demanding these days, not to mention the mess they make in the upper back garden. Couldn't resist taking a last few shots of the Rainbow Lorikeets yesterday morning.. gosh they are noisy, bossy little critters but oh la! the colours are exquisite! These shots are straight out of the camera..


Not only noisy and bossy they are greedy too, check out the size of the sunflower seed it has in its beak! This silly old Galah sat ruffling his feathers to no avail and when he plucked up the nerve to gingerly make his way to the tray....


... he was soon put back in his place.. which wasn't anywhere near the seed :) I probably will miss the colour and noise but I won't miss the mess. Here's wishing you a colourful Thursday, take care and stay safe...


42 comments:

  1. they sure are very colorful. I wonder if they are going to be upset about your executive decision. Watch out for the protesters :)

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  2. Ah, colorful indeed and beautiful!! Love all your captures, Grace! They will be upset with the executive decision, so do cover your head when you're out near them or it will likely be shampoo time immediately!! Nothing messier than "bird pay back"!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. Grace, these birds are amazing. I can't imagine living somewhere that I could walk outside and come across birds like this.

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  4. That doesn't work at my house. If there's no food when they arrive at dawn, they park on the doormat and stay there until they get food!

    Such beautiful birds, Grace!

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  5. Gosh Grace, the colours are exquisite! Mind you, my eyes are the same colour as those birds when I've had a glass or two of wine!

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  6. It is nice of them to leave you all that free manure, it's good for the roses.
    Lovely colours.

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  7. Incroyablement coloré ! Nature lives us without voice.

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  8. I can't imagine looking outside and seeing such birds, Grace! They will be back next winter I'm sure.

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  9. CafeGrace attracts gorgeous birds! I love the name CafeGrace!

    Most of my cafe closes down for the summer too, although I do supply the local birds with raw peanuts year round. Yep, I do have to endure a few greedy blackbirds and starlings...but I so enjoy the downy and hairy woodpeckers as well as the red- and white-breasted nuthatches who eat peanuts hear throughout the year.

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  10. Oh, I see I substituted a homonym for "here" in my last comment! I really, truly know the difference. My fingers are so obnoxious sometimes. ;)

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  11. I have never seen anything like your 'pink' birds...amazing! They all look incredible and so sharp.

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  12. So love the vibrant colours of the lorikeets. Never tire of the viduals. But you are so right about the mess. Galahs are very messy when our liquidamber has seed pods.

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  13. The colours are just so vivid. Shouldn't you wean them a bit, rather than cut off their supply?

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  14. Those lorikeets are amazing looking. We just don't have such colorful birds. Great photos.

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  15. They are fantastic colours Grace but do enjoy a little peace and quite during the summer..

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  16. We have such h boring birds here. Will miss your flashy ones!

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  17. Once again I'm simply in awe! They may be bossy and messy and noisy but, they sure are beautiful.

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  18. Who couldn't like those colors. :-)

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  19. Those colors are indeed stunning.

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  20. They are so colourful and vibrant and I know they can be very raucous. Love that last shot with the fluttering wings.

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  21. They won't like that but I can understand your reasoning. Great shots of them.

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  22. The colours are so vibrant, beautiful birds but rather noisy as you say.

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  23. You are very severe, poor birds no exclusive dinners anymore at Cafe Grace, booohooo.

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  24. They are so cute and colourful, I want one ! :)

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  25. Great photos Grace, I'm sure they'll miss your Cafe. My visiting birds also mess quite a bit, but I love to have them around.

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  26. Awwww, will you reopen in "winter", Grace? If so.... will they remember? Beautiful pics!

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  27. Oh my goodness, they are just gorgeous and such a delight to see from here, but oh to have them up close how wonderful that must be.

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  28. Wonderfully colourful little creatures, better than having flowers in the garden.

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  29. Incredible images, with absolutely amazing colors! I am so sad with my B&W pigeons and gulls...

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  30. Love that top pic Grace ....I'm sure they'll find pickings in other places but will it be as good as Cafè Grace ?

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  31. Gosh, you have had some happy colourful guests at the cafe:)

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  32. I can't imagine such colorful birds. Sounds like you need a break though!

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  33. Stunning Mamma! I bet the cafe doesn't stay closed for too long...

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  34. If you didn't know before, but you know now how much I love birds that are so smart and beautiful, regardless of species. I would be over the moon if I could be around these. Lovely, lovely photos.

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  35. Greedy or not, how could you not love seeing them.

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  36. I love your café! I bet they are going to be lost without you!

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  37. Messy eaters! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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