It's one of those warm but wet early Autumn days here in the outer western reaches of Sydney. My office is located is a suburban street, and just outside are some mature gum trees that play host to all sorts or native birds.
Rainbow Lorikeet. Photo taken from the
Canberra Ornithologists Group website.
When it starts to rain these little guys go beserk. Seriously. This has to be heard to be believed. Get 20 of these little blighters chattering away together and you can hardly hear yourself think. I'm not sure what it is about the rain that pushes their buttons, opportunity for a quick bath maybe, but they hang out in the tops of the trees and fluff and preen and gabble like mad. They've been at it for about 20 minutes now and already I'm like guys, enough.