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6th-Mar-2006 09:37 pm
Ron tired
This evening my daughter threw out the scrap/stale bread for the birds, which we do every day. We have a family of magpies who will take meat out of our hands, and for a while there we had 2 wild ducks visiting every evening. Tonight we had

First there were only a couple...

Then they called in their mates!

this one looks like a bad photoshop job!! Seriously looks like he was pasted on and the colours look totally fake! :~P But look at him looking right at the camera! :~D So gorgeous!

We were able to get amazingly close. Myself and my 2 youngest were right under them and they didn't seem worried about us at all. They talked to us - looked us in the eye and whistled back when we whistled at them.

I love where we live; the wildlife is brilliant. (and they love our yard because it isn't a landscaped perfection like our neighbours'! ;~P)

and here's some info if you're interested - Rainbow Lorikeet
6th-Mar-2006 02:48 am (UTC)
I didn't even know birds *came* in these sort of colors. They look like they'd glow in the dark. :c) Gorgeous, gorgeous. And how cool is it that they're right there in your yard?

*is jealous*
6th-Mar-2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Aren't they stunning?! *feels privileged*
6th-Mar-2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Those are some amazing technicolor birds!

How come you Oz folk get all the best animals?
6th-Mar-2006 02:53 am (UTC)
They're gorgeous, aren't they?! We're very lucky here. :~)
6th-Mar-2006 03:01 am (UTC)
Aren't they gorgeous!

We have a tree they congregate in in our backyard.
They get drunk on the nectar and boy are they LOUD!!

But totally worth the noise to see these vivid creations
6th-Mar-2006 03:20 am (UTC)
*cackles at the thought of staggering drunk birds* :~D
6th-Mar-2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Wow! Awesome!

Living in the city, I feel blessed whenever I see anything other than seagulls, pigeons, cats, or dogs. But we never get anything as amazing as those birds. Beautiful!
6th-Mar-2006 03:35 am (UTC)
They are stunning, aren't they? :~D
6th-Mar-2006 03:11 am (UTC)
They make the most adorable pets! We had one that used to visit us quite often. She was so cute - her name was Gertie. We get HEAPS here cause we have fruit trees. Figs (they love love LOVE the figs) and huge towering gums and lily-pilly plants. They're so funny. You walk outside and the lookout (they have a lookout) goes "EEEEEEEGH!! EEEEGH!" like, "DUDE! HUMAN! WATCH OUT!" So funny. If I walk really slowly and quietly they don't mind. I got some pretty sweet photos of them, actually. But anyway. Whee! Love these birds. :D
6th-Mar-2006 03:19 am (UTC)
Ooo! We have a fig tree in the back yard with loads of fruit which we can't get to - I hope they find it!
6th-Mar-2006 03:14 am (UTC)
they're beautiful! so colorful!
6th-Mar-2006 03:21 am (UTC)
So cute! Live near Currumbin? Far North Coast of NSW is seriously teaming with lorikeets. My grandparents get 50 every evening in their backyard.Its crazy.
All we have in Sydney is city birds and Cockatoo's *mumble*
6th-Mar-2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Nah, I'm in Melbourne. :~) We have lots of different cockies here too. I love the great big black ones!
6th-Mar-2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Awww, they're absolutely gorgeous! We have a heap of 'em hanging around every couple days at my parents place, probably because they know that the magpies are getting fed! lol so cute
6th-Mar-2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh, we have a family of magpies and there's a new 'baby' - he's only just got his feathers and is all grey and downy still (so cute!)- and he kept approaching the lorikeets on the ground, hoping to share the bread, and they kept ganging up on him! They'd give him the evil eye and sort of lunge at him (never leaving the bread of course) and he'd back off. ;~P
6th-Mar-2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Wow, the colors are so vivid!

*curses area she lives in, which only seems to have boring brown birds*
6th-Mar-2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Oh wow. I love bird-watching [although I don't know much about them, they are just nice to look at] and these are some amazing photos! *is jealous of your backyard*

6th-Mar-2006 04:21 am (UTC)
omg so pretty! ur right about the bad photoshop job! nature can be strange. all i get are sparrows .. hurrah!
6th-Mar-2006 04:40 am (UTC)
that is so cool! where do u live! we don't even get cool colored birds here in South Florida!!!!
6th-Mar-2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Yay for the non-perfectly-landscaped yard! What great birds... They're so pretty! All I have is a flock of Canadian geese that flies over the house from a field to a pond a couple of times a day. :)
6th-Mar-2006 04:47 am (UTC)
I love your wildlife posts!
That is way cool, to come across such amazingly colored birds in our back yard.
6th-Mar-2006 05:32 am (UTC)
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