Bird Activity: June
Most mornings and many afternoons this month and the end of last, a flock of screeching birds fly over our house and land in one of the tall gum trees next to it. I counted over twenty birds most days. Bright colours flashing they settle into the branches of a gum and almost disappear, except that they screech to one another continually and when they move there is a flash of vibrant colour before they meld back in to the green leaves and blue sky. Then there is the click, click, click of their beaks as they snip at the pink or pale yellow gum blossoms.
Rainbow Lorikeets eat pollen and nectar, seeds, fruit and some insects. As I stood under a tree full of them, screeching and clicking, it begun to rain blossoms as they snipped at them. Bees buzzed around at my feet, landing on the blossoms that speckled the ground.