Saturday 21 January 2012

Lorikeets in the garden

We get a lot of bird life in our garden - mainly to compete for our fruit crops.  The other day we were amazed to see at least 50 or more birds in the pear tree.  They were a bird we hadn't seen in our garden before so I raced inside to look in our bird book for what type they were.  The book's already packed away but a quick search on the internet and we discovered they were "Musk Lorikeets" .  Those birds all but destroyed the entire crop of pears.

This morning was a much more familiar sight.  Two pairs of Rainbow Lorikeets were making a meal of the leftovers.  We often see Rainbow Lorikeets in our garden.

Here's the Wiki photo of a Musk Lorikeet. 

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