The world of birds with its endless variety of colors, shapes, sizes, sounds and movement has long been a fascination of mine.
Maybe it’s that I’m an earthbound human creature and they can fly so they have freedom and the spirit of adventure on their wings.
They communicate in songs which I can’t understand, songs without words and yet musically enough for me to whistle along. All birds have character and a story they carry up into the clouds.
Small, swift, colorful and continuously screeching and chattering, my winter friend struts around like a pirate bird. He’s a Rainbow Lorikeet.
His head is deep dark blue, his bill bright red. His abdomen is painted violet-blue. The wings back and tail deep green. The chest is red with blue-black edging and splashes of yellow. He is a flying pallete perhaps the slab on which an artist might lay and mix their colours.
The lorikeets are daily visitors to my deck. They travel together in pairs and occasionally in a small group. They are aggressive when feeding on the packet mix I leave out and have become so used to humans they eat from my hand.
When researching parrots I came across this inventive site. POOPSUIT. Yes it’s a bird diaper
I love this little gem of promotional advice on the site which is not even seen on baby nappies.
“The Diaper should not be used unsupervised”
Have a look at the site and witness true Australian ingenuity. As our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says we want a national culture of innovation and I think these people have delivered.
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I love lorikeets! I could watch them for hours. They used to feed from a tray on my deck and each generation of children had the delight of offering the flocks that landed on them and every surface the pleasure of interacting. Except when they bit an ear as they are want to do. This is a lovely post Sean. Thanks for evoking the memories.
Hi Robyn great to hear from you
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This is a stab in the dark question. I have been looking for a Sean Fraser that went to Terrigal primary school in the late 70’s/early 80’s.
Any chance you are he?
Sorry I was born in 1948 so not me
good luck with your search