A Different Kind of Rainbow–Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Kate sent me a different kind of rainbow 🙂

Here is what she said:  “Here’s a rainbow spotted yesterday in my back yard… Rainbow Lorikeets, enjoying what we left on the bird feeder for them. Every time I see these lavishly coloured wild birds I realised how blessed I am to live in this country, where such beauty is an everyday thing…”

A Yardful of Rainbows

We put in a bird table in February.  Until a few weeks ago, it hadn’t seen much action.

We’ve had visits from Magpies, Butcher Birds, Peewees, Willy Wagtails, Black Chinned Honeyeaters, Sunbirds and Crested Pigeons. We’ve had Plumed Whistling Ducks, Masked Plovers and two kinds of Ibis hanging around the foot of it hopefully, which generally results in me turning out with the relevant rations. The ducks even go so far as to whistle loudly outside the back door to summon me, cheeky devils. Some nights we’ve heard in the distance the screams of the increasingly rare Stone Curlews, which sound a little like a woman being murdered…

Yesterday, though, the Husband put out a handful of stale Nut & Seed Mix left over from his lunch. Then the Rainbow Lorikeets discovered it.

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It’s wonderful, isn’t it? There’s a downside, though.

The noise is indescribable.

Ah, the beauty of the Land Down Under!

Your Friend,



21 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Rainbow–Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  1. Kate from way up FNQ is right.
    Rainbow Lorikeets in full throttle are without doubt the
    noisiest birds imaginable.
    No Willy Wagtails done here though, the bloody Indian Mynas got rid
    of them and the Willy Wagtails are such cheeky little fellows!

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  2. Thanks for reposting; I’m glad people enjoyed my backyard view. I never have my camera handy when I see amazing true rainbows, so I thought I’d share the one that came to me!


  3. How cool! I love the noise of all the birds in the yard. It does get loud though.
    We have curlew that summer here and raise their babies. They are the funniest looking birds. A big long up curved bill. A shore bird in the desert. Ha!


  4. Wow! Action like that makes it well worth the investment of bird food. Thanks for the share! Double rainbow here last night. Did you know the second rainbow’s colors are always reversed?


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