The other morning I heard a small flock of Rainbow Lorikeets settle down in the Callistemon trees in my backyard. I used to have Lorikeets in the yard all the time but then the Grevillea trees broke and had to be removed. I haven't yet replaced them and the Callistemons don't flower so prolifically or so frequently - so fewer Lorikeets than I used to see.
I planted Callistemons down the side of my property. Some of them didn't do well and have been taken out but others have just kept growing - and growing! The tops are a bit scraggly but they still flower. I photographed the Lorikeets on a beautiful sunny day and should have taken photographs of the trees at the same time. Instead you will have to imagine blue skies instead of cloudy grey skies.
Callistemons down the side.
Lorikeets were climbing all over the tops of the trees. Their green colored backs make them harder to see until they move and show the lovely rainbow colors.