The first thing I noticed when I entered the zoo pathway was the sound of excitable lorikeets and how they were flying from tree to tree. The lorikeet is a species of parrot here in Australia and very colourful. They love fruit and nectar and can be seen in flowering gum trees and fruit trees in various parts of Australia. They fly around freely at the zoo but there are a couple in captivity in the Great Flight Aviary too. The closer shots at the bottom were taken in the aviary, the others of the ‘free’ birds flying around at the zoo.