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Rainbow Lorikeet & Red Wattle Bird
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Posted By: Cee Cee, 06-02-2012, 05:36 AM

I was at our local shopping center yesterday, in the care park when I noticed a flowering gum tree swarming with what must have been 50+ Rainbow Lorikeets and other birds, ... no time, no camera. I went back today and luckily there where still some Lorikeets & Red Wattle birds hanging around

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06-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Very good shots, I love the multi colours of those Rainbow Lorikeets.
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Great shots. I'm suppries that the gum tree is still flowering this late, they stripped ours months ago... Which shopping center? Might have to come by and have a look (with my gear of course)
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We only see the lorikeets in our zoo here so it is a treat to see them in the wild (is a shopping center wild?) I have never seen a wattle bird so that was also a treat. Thanks for sharing.

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Very good shots, I love the multi colours of those Rainbow Lorikeets.
thanks EM, yeah they they have amazing colour, even more so when they spread there wings and fly from branch to branch, but I wasn't good enough to catch one.

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Great shots. I'm suppries that the gum tree is still flowering this late, they stripped ours months ago... Which shopping center? Might have to come by and have a look (with my gear of course)
thanks for the comments, this was Glenroy shopping center on Pascoe Vale Rd. The tree is in the car park at the rear of the Commonwealth Bank. I think there's more than a fair chance they will still be there.
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We get a few Rainbows out at Melton from time to time but I have never managed to get close. Also I find Wattle Birds very shy and hard to spot let alone get one out in the open. Good job
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Very cool - such colors !
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We get a few Rainbows out at Melton from time to time but I have never managed to get close. Also I find Wattle Birds very shy and hard to spot let alone get one out in the open. Good job
Yeah I agree Bruce, I've tried many times in vain to get close to both these types. I often see them along my walking track in the "Moonee Ponds Creek" valley but as soon as you get to within 20-30 metres or so they just fly off to the next tree, but these birds were so intent on feeding nothing seemed to worry them. There were cars and people coming and going all day right under the tree, didn't worry them at all.
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Very cool - such colors !
thanks for having a look the comments, the colours just don't seem real even when your looking at the birds in person its like someone has bumped up the saturation.
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We only see the lorikeets in our zoo here so it is a treat to see them in the wild (is a shopping center wild?) I have never seen a wattle bird so that was also a treat. Thanks for sharing.
thanks for having a look and the comments, always appreciated. It was a treat for me too, they normally don't allow you to get that close .....The Northern suburbs of Melbourne - some would say "yeah pretty wild out there"
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Love the colors and clarity here CC, great job. A real pleasure to view. Bob
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Beautiful plumage (to quote Monty Python), but fortunately this "parrot" isn't dead.

Glad you made the trip back to take the shots.
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Love the colors and clarity here CC, great job. A real pleasure to view. Bob
thanks Bob, I had a great time taking these - glad you liked them.
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Beautiful plumage (to quote Monty Python), but fortunately this "parrot" isn't dead.

Glad you made the trip back to take the shots.
haha! not even "just resting" Cheers MSL, thanks for the comments
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Lucky you to have such colourful subjects to photograph! Don't you love returning to the scene and finding the opportunity still exists Awesome photos!!
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Lucky you to have such colourful subjects to photograph! Don't you love returning to the scene and finding the opportunity still exists Awesome photos!!
thanks tess, I had a blast taking these! lucky indeed!

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