Parrots eating our flowers
3 Comments »9th October, 2010; Category: Bird Behaviour, Garden birds, Murray Bridge, Parrots and Lorikeets, Plants
Mallee Ringneck parrots are common around my home town of Murray Bridge in South Australia. Almost everyday we have a small number visiting our garden. In fact, I would regard them as a resident species because there are very few days when we don’t see or hear them.
They have taken a liking to the beautiful Eremophila plant shown in the photos on this post. The nectar in the flowers must be delightful to them. Of course, after they have visited each bush there is a carpet of petals on the ground under the bush.
Obviously, Eremophilas are delicious to Mallee Ringnecks!
Our callistemon has produced its red bottlebrush flowers. Now we have the two red wattlebirds fighting a gang of about 20 rainbow lorikeets for the rights to it. The noise level is not helped by half a dozen noisy miners commenting on the action.
You are right Brenton.
Ken – have you considered selling tickets o this three ring circus?