Wednesday, 25 March 2015
We've had a few birds dropping in to our back yard lately, I found this baby lorikeet perched on a pot plant near our back door. We have a nestbox in our yard and I had seen the parent lorikeets trying to encourage their current offspring to leave the box (at least, that is what I assume they were trying to do) so I think it had taken it's first flight and discovered it couldn't fly too well. The Mister put it back in the nest box but I found it on the ground the next day, this time it flew off when I approached and managed to land in a tree, where the parents soon found it.
It is a rare day when a magpie doesn't visit, we make sure to keep the water bowl full so they can have a drink, some of the smaller birds have a bath but I've yet to see a magpie in there, they seem to prefer to have a shower under the sprinklers.
Yesterday, I spotted this New Holland Honey Eater, I don't usually see them on the ground so it was the perfect opportunity to take a photo.