Lorikeet on gum flowers - by Ian Walker

Birds in Currumbin

Our backyard is home to many of these wonderful birds found in abundance on the Gold Coast in Southeast Queensland, Australia.

I awake to hear the warbling, chirping, whistling and delightful songs of a great variety of birds every morning. It is usually the Kookaburras that herald the day each dawn with their UUU hah hah hah ku ku ku laughter. Followed by the beautiful song of the Currawong, the occasional screech of a white cockatoo and the incessant chatter of the Lorikeets [Photo: Lorikeet on gum flowers – by Ian Walker]. The pink Galas look on in haughty silence, as if to say what a lot of fuss over nothing, until there is a lull – then they raise their crowning crests and let out a screech – to start up a  renewed chorus from all the birds in the neighborhood.
Listening to these birds and seeing them in flight against our brilliant clear blue skies makes me glad to be alive.

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