Feeding frenzy

Despite the wintry conditions I thought I’d take the short trip to Tullaroop Reservoir today. The ornamental eucalypts in the picnic area are flowering well, attracting good numbers of nectar feeders, including a variety of honeyeaters and lorikeets – Rainbow, Musk and Purple-crowned. This latter species can be elusive in the bush around Newstead so I was pleased to be able to get some reasonable shots in the gloom.

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Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Tullaroop Reservoir, 12th July 2015.

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The lorikeets were feeding on blossoms in company with Fuscous, White-naped and New Holland Honeyeaters.

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The orange cheek patch, red lores and lilac crown on show here.

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The birds were feeding within a few metres of me – quite unconcerned about my presence.

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What a gorgeous species!

4 responses to “Feeding frenzy

  1. Beautiful shots of one of my favourite birds, Geoff.

  2. Gloom just about sums it up really. My Driazabone is pretty well saturated. The blossoms must really be suiting the Purple-crowned as we’ve several places at the moment with really good numbers.

  3. great to know there’s plenty of bush tucker at this time of year.

  4. Love the purple crown

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