In October 2010 B.H. and I did a road trip which looped from Townsville out west as far as Hughenden, Winton, Roma, Carvarvon Gorge, Longreach, Charters Towers and back to Townsville.
At an overnight stop at Fairbairn Dam and Lake Maraboon we were pleasantly surprised when some rainbow lorikeets decided to share our mandarins.
Rainbow Lorikeets are Australian native birds. It is illegal to capture a wild bird but they can be purchased from breeders.
As I am writing this our Golden Penda tree is covered in fluffy yellow nectar laden blooms that are irresistible to these colourful crazy birds. Hanging upside down to get at the food and screeching raucously, they then depart as one with an earsplitting farewell – off to find the next tree.
Isn’t nature fantastic?
Happy Fantastic Friday.