Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friendly lorikeets, friendly grandkids

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Lorikeets fly wild down in Sydney, Australia, where my daughter's family lives.
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The birds have started coming up to the porch and eating seeds out of the kids' hands.
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Libby is only 8 months old but she already loves animals.
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24 comments:

Karl said...

Very nice!

Birdman said...

So cool. The kids must love this. Beautiful birds too.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Your ABC Wednesday of the Russian Orthodox Church is so clever with the brooms, buckets, bells, babushki and all. How lucky your grand children are to have these birds eating out of their hand!

Leif Hagen said...

Libby is a super cutie pie! Our three daughters are 10, 8, and 5 - I remember well that age!
Oh, and the birds are pretty too!

Kate said...

Beautiful birds and a beautiful child getting the right introduction to the animal world!

Rob and Mandy said...

OMG, they're gorgeous! We have a lot of parrots here, but they're all green. And Libby is very very cute as well!

ladyfi said...

Cute critters - both the feathered and human ones!

John S. Mead said...

Wow I love those lorikeets...I need to find some & get my camera trained on them! What cool birds & such color! I can see why the kids enjoyed them so much!

anjoe said...

In Denmark all that kind of bird are "in jail" more or less, but friendly if trained ;-)
Thanks a lot for your comments at my http://anjoe-legehuset.blogspot.com
If you visit my comic blog again, choose "fugl og fisk", and birds (+fish) can give you another smile :-D

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful for the children! I remember Lorikeets in Australia. I had never seen birds so colorful before.
Libby is certainly learning about wildlife at a young age!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

twobarkingdogs said...

Wow! To have birds like that in the backyard .. great photos!

gigihawaii said...

What absolutely gorgeous birds!!! Can't believe how pretty they are.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

Three Horses, have a great weekend!

JM said...

These birds are gorgeous! There is a colony of red-headed green ones here in Oeiras, but they never get that close to people. You can also find them in two areas in Lisbon, but don't ask me where all of them came from...

Cloudia said...

Thinking of you, Dina, in all this mishagas in Egypt!



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VP said...

She's lucky: after half a century I am not yet a big animal lover...

Sara said...

Two lorikeet posts on the same day! Diane in Australia (Adventure before Dementia) also posted about her garden and showed us a photo of these gorgeous birds.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think it is wonderful that the kids are learning, at an early age, to appreciate wildlife. These are very colorful birds.

ρομπερτ said...

Rare things search for something alike. May time and life continue to treat them all kind.

Please have a good Sunday.



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Marie said...

They are so pretty -- I love the brilliant colors. And how cool that they let people get so close to them. My kids would be over the moon!

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Pietro said...

Beautiful, Dina. Libby is very cute indeed!

Kay said...

Wow! That is so amazing. The coloring on the birds are strikingly beautiful. Libby looks big. She's 8 months old already? Time sure does fly.

Jilly said...

Adorable. I remember these lovely birds from when I lived in Queensland.

Cinthia said...

lovely!