I assume they are just making happy noises as they eat away at the ripe figs.
|Half a dozen birds in the fig tree|
These Rainbow Lorikeets are so naughty they don't even bother to fly away when we get close to them, they just carry on eating...
One of these days I shooed them away before getting into my car to drive to work, and they flew to the park across the road.
Would you believe it, that as soon as I was a few hundred metres down the road I saw through the rear-view mirror that they were flying across the road again to the fig tree!
I quickly reversed and got back in the driveway and had to get out of the car, wave my arms at them and wait for them to fly away again to the park.
I can just imagine they would just return as soon as I turned the corner... laughing at me while they merrily ate my precious figs.
|This one at the top of the tree is out of my reach...|
|One of them flying away and you can see the half eaten fig|
Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit and nectar so they are considered a pest by farmers.
I bet they'll be back for our loquats in September!!
* * * * * * * * * *
While I was writing this post I remembered a visit to the Perth hills a couple of years ago, when while having a picnic in a park, these colourful birds joined us at our table, ate food we gave them, flew on to my husband's head... No fear of humans whatsoever!
These parrots are similar to the Lorikeets, but are called Australian Ringneck, and are native to Western Australia.
|Come here birdie... perched on my husband's hand|
|The Ringnecked parrots on my husband's head, shoulder and eating a chip on his arm|
|Sitting on top of the back-pack|
|Eating a chip|