Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year

Happy New Year to everyone!
I decided the best start to the year would be to post some photos of Rainbow Lorikeets. These birds are the most numerous in my yard. They are noisy and quarrelsome but also gentle and affectionate within their small family groups.
I have never had a "wink" from a bird before! It was a very windy afternoon and the leaves and branches were whipping all around and I think this gave me the photo op!

22 comments:

Tyto Tony said...

great start to the year!

mick said...

Thanks Tony.

Midmarsh John said...

A real Bobby Dazzler.
Very best wishes to you and yours for 2012.

mick said...

Thanks John.

Hilke Breder said...

Mick, the wink means Happy New Year!! I join him in wishing you a wonderful and productive New Year!

Adam Tilt said...

Happy new year Mick.

TexWisGirl said...

what great birds to have in your yard (i'm guessing that's because i don't have them in my yard raising a ruckus!) :)

Neil said...

Happy New Year and good birding for 2012

mick said...

Thanks for your comments and best wishes Hilke, Adam, and TexWisGirl.

mick said...

Thanks Neil.

wildwings said...

Happy New year Mick - an excellent choice.

mick said...

Thanks Barbara. Happy New Year to you too.

Snail said...

That certainly is a wink and a half! Happy New Year, mick!

NicoleB said...

Awesome birds & photos!
I love how colourful they are.

mick said...

Thanks Snail, and Nicole. With colors like that you can't really miss with any photograph.

Denis Wilson said...

Stunning images, Mick.
Like Tyto Tony, you have really raised the bar, now.
How are you going to keep that up?
(Or me?)
Happy New Year.
Denis

mick said...

Thanks Denis, there's good luck and there's good planning and I'm afraid my last shot was just good planning! It will be a long time before I manage stunning shots like Tony's!

Nature Rambles said...

Most gorgeous colours on that bird! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Pat Ulrich said...

Happy New Year to you too! Love to see those lorikeets!

Gouldiae said...

Have a great 2012 - lots of kayaking and bird photos Mick.
Gouldiae.

Springman said...

Divine!

Liz said...

Brilliant shots of the Rainbow Lorikeet!
Makes me want to take another drive up to Mt Nebo to photograph some more. I could never tire of photographing them - their antics are wonderful and so cheeky! They really do have character.