Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Breakfast Anyone?








With eyes closed I wait for the dawn chorus of multiple bird species to signal morning is breaking. What a beautiful sound it is. The more I listen, the more I hear. 

These colourful Rainbow Lorikeets are very common around our town and their sight never ceases to brighten my days. They are rather fond of our flowering Bottle Brush shrub, especially early in the morning.

Do you hear the birds in your neighbourhood singing as dawn arrives?



49 comments:

Jen Price said...

Wow! So beautiful!

s.c said...

Colors from paradise.

Joop Zand said...

Nice colors ......i like these birds Karen.

Saskia said...

Lovely solours Karen. We have lots of these cheeky fellows in our garden too, they are so much fun to watch. Recently we have had a pair of blue faced honeyeaters visiting because the grevilleas are full of flowers.Our cats like to sit on the back of the couch near the picture window that overlooks the garden and "talk"to the birdies, but the birdies are quite safe because the cats are never allowed to go outside.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

Astridka said...

I Love it!
With Love from Cologne
Astrid

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, colorful birds and terrific captures as always, Karen!! I love them all!! Hope your week is going well!!
Sylvia

LynCC said...

Oh, my!!! He's so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. :)

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

This colorful beauty has found the perfect plant to camouflage himself. Can't get over their vivid colors! Wonderful shots.

Esther F. said...

Wonderful pictures, you have just brightened up my day!
Esther
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kramam said...

So much color! Beautiful.
I love the sound of the blackbird.
Greetings, Anita

Cathy said...

Yes, and I await the songs/calls of our local birds too. In the summer I lie in bed and listen before rising.

But Karen, the LORD did not place me in a part of the world with birds such as are common in your area! I fear I would not get anything done all day from the sheer joy of birdwatching!

Need I say, your photos are expert shots of a beautiful subject.

Georgianna said...

Hi Karen! Absolutely stunning! I just cannot believe these are real.

And I also love the dawn chorus. I have recorded our birds most mornings for years. Not sure yet what I'm going to do with all the recordings but it is fun. :)

Hope you are well and have a super week.

G

Jette Hollesen said...

Man bliver glad af dine bileder!
Venlig Hilsen
jetteMajken

Janneke said...


O yes, as dawn arrives we hear the birds singing here, but we have not these lovely lorikeets. Only in the zoo, haha.
These pictures are wonderful! The colours of the Rainbow lorikeets with the bottle brush are of an outstanding beauty. Thank you for sharing this with us.

TheChieftess said...

I glanced at the blog roll pic and just saw a bunch of red...It didn't look like your normal gorgeous macro shots....I didn't see the parrot until I pulled up your site...Wow!!! What a little beauty!!!

geanina said...

Lovely!!
Great captures!:)

flowersandhome said...

O Karen, so amazing to have these colourful birds in the garden. I can totally see they always brighten your day. The shrub is so cheerful and full of brightness as well.
Marian

Erin said...

Karen
What a riot of colour!!!! Yes we have rainbow lorikeets here too. The kids saw an echidna the other night and managed sot snap some photos, will post soon.

Giga said...

Piękne , kolorowe ptaki mają śliczne śniadanie :)))
Beautiful, colorful birds have a beautiful breakfast :)))

Fun60 said...

It is hard to spot that lorikeet amongst the colourful flowers.

thefisherlady said...

Here in the summer the bird song begins about 3am so I listen with a full heart and eyes closed for a while longer.... it doesn't stop until 11pm
Thank you for capturing your part of the world for us.
Warms my soul~ helps set my spirit free~ a Jesus gift!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Wow! This is a beautiful bird!!

Warm greetings from the Netherlands,
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amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh, what a sight!
And I can only imagine the sound.
All of our birds here have left and flown south for the winter now, except for the few year-rounders.
I miss their sound in the mornings already!

Jeanne said...

These shots are amazing!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Paradise for sure.

Linda R said...

That color is fabulous.. And every now and then I will wake up to singing birds.

Hugs~

Joyful said...

I am forever amazed at the beauty of Australian birds.

diane b said...

They are very busy at the moment in the bottle brush trees. They can be deafening at times.

Nancy said...

These shots are fantastic. The bold colors of the bird amid the bottle bush makes for gorgeous scenery....

Dirk Rosin said...

wow så pen fugl !

Anita Johnson said...

I would be so excited to have this bird in my viewfinder I would be shaking with joy. And then my picture would be blurry. This is beautiful!

Jenni C's said...

oh we to have a bottelbrush, but our visitors are bees and small birds that move so fast i would never be able to take a photograph.Would not mind seeing a Rainbow parakeet though one morning in ours.Lovely photographs, do they sound as lovely as they look?

tinajo said...

Goodness - gorgeous bird (and flowers)! :-)

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Joy said...

This is so colorful and so amazing. Wonderful!

Filip Demuinck said...

I am amazed that you saw the birds between all these colours.

Greetings,
Filip

Elise Lea said...

Wow what a gorgeous bird! It amazes me all the beauty you are able to capture every day. You certainly have a wonderful talent and eye.

Tricia said...

Goodness, that bird is pretty! He looks right at home nestled amongst all those brightly colored flowers.

Lúcia said...

Rainbow with wings, lovely! :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You are so blessed in so many way living where you are. To have all the wild parrots flying around and you can see them at any time. I love Lori's, I only get to see them from parrot owners. This is truly one colorful bird. GOD made these just for our eyes.

Dina Lettre said...

Wow...such lovely colors!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Connie Smiley said...

What spectacular shots of that brilliance! The first shot reminds me of something on a jigsaw puzzle that would baffle the best.

trishie said...

Gorgeous pics! I used to get lorikeets everyday but now with a dog, they stay away most of the time.

Rick said...

What a gorgeous bird - and to have them flying around the neighbourhood ! Great shots.

I'm rarely up at dawn, but I have heard birds here at 2:00 am !

Erica Sta said...

To here the Sound of the birds and see this lovely colourful Lorikeets Must be fantastic. Great shots, I like them so much.

Have a very nice Weekend, Heidrun from Bavaria

Gabi Kaeferchen said...

wunderfull photos

i'm thinking to be in paradis

gabi

Marion said...

Incredible colors, beautiful!
Best regards, Marion

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Beautiful pic

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