It was noted by someone very observant that you can hear birds screeching in the background of my previous video.
These are the lorikeets who make daily – and all day long – visits to our yard at this time of year.
They feast greedily on the nectar in the blossoms of the Euodia and River Cherry trees that are native to this area of Australia. These trees also attract big, beautiful, bright blue butterflies and, at night…, they’re full of bats.
These birds are cheeky and noisy, they screech to each other from the front yard to the back yard. They generally ignore us and continue feasting and screeching if we are in the yard.
I took a little video footage, but my ipod has no zoom, so you might have to watch it twice to actually see the bird amongst the glossy green leaves. I was standing right outside my front door when I took this video. In fact, right at the end you can hear my Pete open the door behind me.
Now you can see why they are so noisy, even from inside the house!