Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dinner Guests

We awoke to a gorgeous drizzly morning this morning, not rain unfortunately but at least a little sprinkle. In the background I could also hears birds, lots of birds. I grabbed the camera to take some snaps of these gorgeous Rainbow Lorikeets feasting on my apple trees. The apples this year have suffered and arent nearly as good as the past few years, many are sunburnt and small but the trees are laden and my guests only seem to eat the ones I cant reach anyway so we dont mind sharing. The ones that fall or get dropped on the ground are then eaten by the sheep, goats and cows so nothing goes to waste at least. Arent they pretty, the colours are just amazing!


*Noelle* said...

what a beautifully colored bird! oh, i can't wait for winter to be over to hear the birdies chirping again:) we have a blue jay that visits our yard from time to time; he's so colorful!!

noelle ♥

Jules said...

Love those Lorikeets a lot like our Rosellas up the mountains here.New background is soooo nice i like it i like it a lot !

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow how did you get close enough to get such fabulous photos??
I wish we had had some of that drizzle here on the Mornington Peninsula

Pink Slippers said...

I can't believe you have these birds where you live. We took the kids to the LA Aquarium and fed the Lorakeets. It was amazing. They landed right on us. They are beautiful birds.

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, Cherrie, what a treat to be able to go look outside and see those sweet birds! I have to go to the zoo to see them. They're always so pretty to look at.

The Pink Poodle said...

They are absolutely gorgeous are natures colours??

hard to replicate..

and YOU are a GREAT photographer!!

Just back from qld..and saw LOTS of gorgeous native birds flying around my sons house...PLUS SOME BIG SCARY SPIDERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my how gorgeous are they? So brilliant. What a sight that must have been!