My neighbour rang me excitedly one day last week, asking me to bring my camera. Colourful birds were in her red flowering gum, but by the time I got there, they had gone. Questioning seemed to indicate they were Rainbow Lorikeets – my neighbour knows her plants but not birds.
Anyway, over the next couple of days I listened out for the excited chatter of these birds and saw some in her white flowering gum close to our fence line. I wasn’t able to get really good clear shots but this one demonstrates their bright colour against the silvery green of the leaves and white flowers.