Gardening is for the birds

This rather plump Noisy Miner displays determination and acrobatic skill in plucking the last berry from a clump of Dianella caerulea. She carefully carries it in her beak to somewhere safer for immediate consumption. I had to photograph berries on another clump of this hardy and attractive native plant that I am happy to share with the birds.


Not so happy about a trio of Rainbow Lorikeets who have been raiding the apples each morning and evening. They are quick to move on when disturbed so you need to look carefully at the centre of the photo to see the flash of orange, violet and green. The damage done to the fruit is much easier to find, but as I hadn’t thinned them and they are still very small and hard maybe they are for the birds too.




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