Nature's Place

Rainbow Life …

Rainbow Lorikeet strutting about a corner of the driveway, being its beautiful colourful self.

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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, taking time with the crumbs lying about. A little sunshine through the canopy lighting it up.

Rainbows in front of the water bowl, an easy gathering, didn’t mind me at my distance.

Rainbows and Green Scaly Breasted together. Not the best quality pictures, I know, but good enough …

Green Scaly Breasted cracking I don’t know what in its beak, little beauty.

A lone magical Rainbow, enjoying the supplement to its diet of nectar from the nearby winter flowering trees.

Alert, did I move too fast, or is it the lookout … for both kinds. They would be organised, if only loosely.

rainbow in the sense of these colourful Rainbow Lorrikeets, and the Green Scaly Breasted Lorikeet.

They came to the garden recently, end of summer, so I started feeding them. Noisy creatures, frequently screeching loudly to each other. Piercing to the heart of me.

Flashing vivid colour across the garden in the warm winter sun, a delight to the eye. To the being that can be delighted.

Other birds come and go, the ever present Pigeons, and the lone shy Ibis. Each comes with its own characteristics.

Pigeons prefer the smallest pieces, like seeds. While the lone shy Ibis will take the biggest, or the lot.

The noisy Myna prefer soft bits it can shake about as if a worm, calling out to me on sight.

Chattering, prancing, screeching, preening, honking, bickering and playing for a meal.

Only the best bread for my garden friends, no cheap processed white.

It’s the least I can do for the pleasure of their company.

A pleasure, without excitement, not to be missed.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look

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  1. scrubland said, on 30/06/2017 at 9:23 pm

    wonderfull! thank you very much from Italy

  2. samba2017 said, on 08/06/2017 at 5:08 pm

    What striking colours! Thanks for sharing. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a double rainbow in case you have time to look? Colourful greetings, Sam :)

    • Mark said, on 09/06/2017 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Sam, appreciated.

      I don’t get out much these days. :-)

  3. feathersofivoryandazure said, on 28/05/2017 at 2:05 am

    I love the rainbow lorikeet, gonna get one as a pet even if the nectar is dear.

    • Mark said, on 28/05/2017 at 6:30 am

      Maybe the RSPCA has something you can adopt.

      • feathersofivoryandazure said, on 28/05/2017 at 9:15 pm

        I need a HEPA filter because of my asthma, the one I want at £999.99… When I’m older but definitely doing it ( not into kids, getting a cheap bungalow in the Exmoor , I could do it) but also I’m stuck between them and my dream bird the hyacinth macaw ( even if I have to save a while)

  4. Love it Now said, on 21/05/2017 at 10:40 pm

    They are beautiful! I like the comparison to rainbow🌺

  5. feathersofivoryandazure said, on 21/05/2017 at 4:46 pm

    So jealous, I’m guessing you live in Australia. I love all the parrots over there but wouldn’t be able to live there as the spiders and I have arachnophobia

    • Mark said, on 21/05/2017 at 6:49 pm

      Yes, Brisbane. Spiders are mostly harmless, some are even amusing – like the jumping spider. Everybody has fear of something, it doesn’t have to persist though.

  6. smzang said, on 19/05/2017 at 11:55 pm

    absolutely super photography! (and beautiful birds too!)

  7. Cate said, on 19/05/2017 at 11:04 pm

    Gorgeous birds, and a fond reminder of a childhood stay in Australia.

  8. Star B. Prior said, on 19/05/2017 at 2:43 pm

    Awesome photos as always, Mark! Such colourful iridescence!

  9. Khürt Williams said, on 19/05/2017 at 8:11 am

    My goodness. These birds are so colourful. A treat for the eye.

  10. Teale Britstra said, on 19/05/2017 at 6:43 am

    Those aren’t males and females, it’s two different species of lorikeet – Rainbow Lorikeet and Scaly-breasted Lorikeets :-)

    • Mark said, on 19/05/2017 at 11:21 am

      Well there you go, how much I know about it. :-)

      Corrected, thanks …


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