Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekend Birds

Glossy Black Cockatoo. (Not my photo)

I saw 9 of these threatened species along the firetrail. Specialised feeders they make a nest in hollow tree trunks. The non native bee also use the same hollow and have been attributed to the decline in numbers of these amazing birds. Over several years I have witnessed the numbers increase in the area I walk.

Eastern Spinebill.(Not my photo)
A honeyeater and a good sign that spring is on its way. Melodious song.

Red Browed Firetail Finch. (Not my photo)

A very busy small bird, with the male brightly coloured, often seen flitting about the sides of the firetrails in groups.

Rainbow Lorekeet. (Not my photo).
A very smart bird that enjoys fruit and seeds and clowns around!

King Parrot.
Bright red and green and quite a regular in the feeder and fire trails.

Its clear that spring is certainly on its way


  1. Such beautiful feathered harbingers of spring in your parts of the world!

    I have seen honeyeaters with Jim. Probably a different bird, I suppose.

  2. they are beautiful merisi thats for sure!

  3. They are so different to our feathered friends here in England. Your birds are colourful like your people.
    Isn't honeyeaters a lovely name!