Bird of the Week Challenge: 5th September - spring flowers

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 5th September - spring flowers

Hello again all.

 

Having some glorious weather in Sydney with the start of spring and I have been noticing how many flowers are blooming! Thought it was a good opportunity to showcase some shots of flowering natives - with birds in the shots if you want, or without 

 

 

Amson
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Rainbow Lorikeet and Dusky Honeyeater taken last week off our verandah. Who needs bird feeders when you have native plants? (Sunshine Coast, QLD)

GMG
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Eastern Spinebill - love affair with spring flowers

Greg Griffiths - Mount View, Hunter Valley NSW

#birdsoftango

AussieAl
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One happy Wattlebird enjoying our bottlebrush.

AussieAl

AussieAl
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King Parrot admiring the geranium.

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AussieAl
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I just re-read the heading, and geranuims aren't natives. Sorry about that!  

AussieAl

Amson
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The Wallum Heathland by the coast here on the Sunshine Coast is flowering at the moment. I spent a couple of hours mid day yesterday walking near Currimundi Lake and these are some of the photos of the wildflowers. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

We also saw many birds including Golden and Rufous Whistlers, Restless Flycatchers, Variegated Fairy Wrens, White cheeked Honeyeaters (first for us), White Browed Scrub wrens, Mistletoe Birds, Rainbow Bee Eaters, White Bellied Sea Eagles, and of course the usual Little Wattlebirds, Lewins and Brown Honeyeaters, Drongos etc. A wonderful day!

robwill
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Rainbow Lorikeet tucking in to a bottlebrush.

Rainbow Lorikeet by robert, on Flickr

Photographed at Tura beach Caltex.

Rob. 

robwill
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Sorry Amson. I just realised after posting that you beat me. (Same bird)

Rob. 

Amson
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But different flower :-)

sue818
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Bridled Honeyeater on Bottlebrush at Atherton, Qld.

Apologies Rob, flowers are not my specialty but I think your lorrikeet is tucking into a banksia rather than a Bottlebrush.

Sue

robwill
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Thanks Sue. I'm even less of a plant person but happy to learn. 

Rob. 

Wollemi
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Eastern Rosella on one of our gum trees!

Eastern Rosella on gum tree

Elsie
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A Striped Honeyeater enjoy the flowering Silky Oak

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