Saturday, November 24, 2007

Musk Lorikeet



Another first time sighting late yesterday - a Musk Lorikeet! Again it was hearing an unfamiliar call that caused me to grab the camera and go on the prowl. It pays to keep your ears open, at least whenever the evil neighbor isnt playing his Ghetto Throb "music".

More info on the Musk Lorikeet at birdsinbackyards.net

9 comments:

Lavender said...

And the King Parrot was back this morning, but flew off when he saw the camera coming. I think all these 'new' birds lately are stopping for the Mistletoe thats growing in both our gum tree and a neighbors bottlebrush.
Keep you ears open and your camera charged :)

Anonymous said...

WOW GREAT spotting Lavender! They are supposed to be around here but always way up in the canopies, so I only hear them :) I will take your advise and have camera ready and for 'the' King too! Although we don't have Mistletoe ... :)) EXCELLENT!

Lavender said...

Anon Oh yeah! He was way way up there, and kept turning his face from me too - Shy fella! Thanks Anon! Im quite stoked to be seeing all these new birds - I hope you can get some shots of them too - would be way cool! :)

BetteJo said...

I never hear anything. But then, all the birds around here are boring.

Lavender said...

BetteJo Aw Crumbs! Well, keep an ear open anyway - you never know when someone will come by - especially if you put out a feeder in winter - course then, you might have to worry about squirrels too - they always make it tricky!

Ces said...

I love reading that you grab the camera when you hear something new! Must be a joy to see a new bird in the backyard. Keep listening and keep grabbing (that camera). Thanks for sharing. Did you celebrate you own little Thanksgiving over there?

Lavender said...

Ces It is a joy to spot these beautys - no doubt there...and even when they are less colourful species - I enjoy the 'hunt' for them! It also makes a very good break from desk or domestic duties! :) :)
Id forgotten all about Thanksgiving this year - joked with hubby that I must really be Aussie now! TEhehehehe

Acne said...

Nice shots. Your camera must be wonderful but you also have a good eye to see such beauty and then capture it. I have parrotts all throughout my backyard because of the national park and there beautiful colours light up my day.

Andy

Lavender said...

Acne Oh Id love to live against a National Park, I think Id periodically dissappear for days just going off on photo hunts, thanks for stopping by!