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A smile of lorikeets

Every morning I wake to the sound of  birds in the big gum trees outside my window. Mostly they’re rainbow lorikeets, but sometimes there’s also a few magpies carolling joyfully away, or the mournful sound of currawongs who sing in the minor key,  occasionally a crow, cawing grimly, and pigeons and doves coo-cooing quietly.  The photo below is from Sue from My Wild Australia

But the rainbow lorikeets are both the noisiest and the happiest morning sound, to me (though a joyfully warbling magpie is a wonder and a delight.) You can see why they’re called rainbow lorikeets, can’t you? That rainbow of colours is gorgeous. But they’re also happy, cheerful birds and I love them.

Here’s a video that Sue from My Wild Australia recorded of a couple of lorikeets hanging from a branch, playing, flirting and squabbling. And when they’re upside down with their wings spread out, you can see more colours. Here’s another little video of them bathing in a pot plant saucer on a hot day, and having such fun.  And if you watch this video, you’ll hear the sound I wake up to most morning. Who needs an alarm clock? 

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Anne
Anne
11 months ago

Testing again

Anne
Anne
11 months ago

is it working now? Let’s see

theo
theo
11 months ago
Reply to  Anne

It’s working now. At least, I hope so. I didn’t hit Post Comment yet ;)