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last of the blossom

kaleidoscope of colour

rainbow in the tree

As Autumn slowly descends on Melbourne nectar seeking birds are out early and still searching near dusk for Banksia cones and other nectar sources that still hold food for them. This Rainbow Lorikeet along with a small flock was feasting on the Banksia’s at Ricketts Point. The evening before we had come across one of these birds who displayed the symptoms of a drunk. It had feasted on so much nectar it could hardly fly and staggered through the air to this same tree and rocked on the edge seemingly ready to regurgitate the lot at any moment. Unfortunately I had no camera so returned the following afternoon looking for some action. This bird was quite sober.