I did a post recently about a few Rainbow Lorikeets who appeared to have moved into our garden and I thought I would do a follow-up on them.
In the beginning there were only six of these brightly coloured critters hanging around and they came and went at random.
I wasn’t too pleased about the attention they were giving to one of my tomato plants out there but I was enjoying seeing them so I just let the plant destruction go.
Well, here we are a few weeks later and they are still hanging around. Not just a half-dozen anymore though… Yesterday I counted 32 squabbling out there!
Number 2 son has become something of a bird whisperer, in the morning he goes out in his dressing gown with a bag of seed, makes a few high-pitched squeaks into the garden, and throws a couple of handfuls of seed out into the grass like he is feeding the chooks. Within minutes they are flying in from all directions to take over the garden.
After school the process is repeated, another few handfuls in the grass and the birds descend for dinner.
They are so noisy and I can see that I will never get a single tomato off that poor plant, but because they are beautiful they are getting away with murder!