Monday, March 11, 2019

Early Morning

You know your days are not going to be very pleasant when the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology -the official weather place) puts out warnings that the whole of SE Queensland is going to have extremely hot weather for the next week. GET READY!!!
Very early mornings are the only really comfortable times and I like to sit just inside the glass doors in my family room and watch the morning slowly brighten.

Over the last few  weeks there have been big flocks of Rainbow Lorikeets flying around. Even before it is properly light they start arriving and like most of their parrot 'cousins' they are noisy.

To give an adequate idea of the size and noise of the flocks I need to really work on my camera skills! Until then - please use some imagination  with these still pics.  Rainbow Lorikeets always seem to want to do things as groups. I especially like to see them catching hold of unopened palm fronds and lining along the extent of the frond until one too many tries to join in and then it sways down and they all fly off again with much squawking. Also,being parrots they don't seem to mind if they hang upside down - or right way up.

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  1. I still have very clear memories of the first time I ever saw rainbow parakeets. I was fascinated by the noise and colour of them.

  2. Those Lorikeets are just so acrobatic. Very skilled in finding food I guess. You have your BOM and we have the Met Office who have said Storm Gareth is next - today and the rest of the week. Batten down the hatches!

  3. Yes...we have Monk parakeets here in south texas, and I know how loud they are. But, to sit and watch them arrive near you in the morning, I envy you.

    AND I understand the extreme heat. Here too. It's coming all too soon.

  4. Hello, the first sky image is beautiful. I would love to see those Rainbow Lorikeets, what a awesome sight to see. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

  5. Awesome nature shots!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Fantastic sky in that first shot, Mick! Love it!

    Would enjoy seeing the Lorikeets and even hearing their chatter - for awhile.

    Hope you're doing well and we'll talk to BOM about arranging some more pleasant temperatures for you!

    All the best.

  7. If it's going to be hot there it's probably going to pass over the Tasman for us. I'm so ready for cooler weather not hot.

  8. That’s just amazing to think the lorikeets work cooperatively (and sometimes fail when too many try to get in on the act). Great bird observing (which I prefer rather than bird watching)’s nice you can observe such amazing birds from the comfort of your nice a/c’d “blind” ;)))..... but I hope the temperatures moderate soon so you can get outside again!