Talk about PDA!
These guys perfect it.
It’s enough to make your head spin!
Rainbow Lorikeets are affectionate, comical and congenial birds, as sweet as they are pretty.
Of course this grumpy guy might disagree, it’s no fun waiting for your feathers to grow, you can hardly fly and the big birds are having all the fun!
There is always some minor bickering among birds, come to think of it, among people too, but that’s another story….
What personalities these guys have. They hammed it up on my hand for my camera! They know how handsome they are……
Some day I’d be over the rainbow to have a rainbow of my own.
Cheers to you from the free flying Lorikeets at Lorikeet Landing~
266 thoughts on “Flying Rainbows~”
Aren’t they wonderful birds and so gentle!
As pretty inside as out! Was reading about your medical challenges Timothy. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way my friend. <3 <3
Wow. Zooming (clicking) twice on a photo makes them look like paintings on my computer. Beautiful.
Try em as you background, you won’t need coffee in the morning! 😉
The are fabulous photos of the rainbow lorikeets; where were you?
They are common in Australia and we are lucky enough to see them all the time. In the evening they fly over our house looking for the best tree to roost for the night – they are so noisy, you can’t hear yourself think!
I was in paradise in Australia. These birds you guys see everyday are exotic beauties to me. I just love the parrot species and these guys are so sweet and gentle! I had them eating out of my hand in Australia too! These guys are in a massive free flight, walk through aviary at The San Diego Safari Park near The Holler. It is run by the non-profit San Diego Zoo which is a leading conservation organization.
Cindy, these birds are so colorful and beautiful. Thank you for these awesome images. Hugs! Veraiconica
Very happy you enjoyed & Happy Sunday!
wishing you a nice sunday too. 🙂 V.
PDAs? I dunno, it looks more like they’re picking on each other than being affectionate. And did that bird’s head do a 180 or 360, like in The Exorcist? Whatever cartilage is in that bird’s neck, I need to get me some of that…
Laughing…..kinda like your Rohschrach results! 😉
You take beautiful photographs, and I love your writing:)
Awwwww, such a nice comment to start my morning! Cheers to you~
So bright and beautiful! I have four birds and I take pictures of them all the time. ❤️
Lucky you! Someday I will, when I slow down and stop traveling so much~
They are a lot of fun,but they don’t travel well. 😊
Exactly. No birds for me, until I stay still. We have room for a good sized aviary, someday……
Outstanding. Rainbow of colors.
Aren’t they remarkable!
Yes they are.
Aww..they are so adorable 💕
Yes, they are and gentle with people too!
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Thank you Cindy! You captured the radiance nature of these guys perfectly! I’ve read they are seriously messy to keep at home because they are fruit eaters-instead of seeds/grains supplemented with fruit and vegetables like most domestic parrots. But their interesting personalities, affectionate nature and beauty make up for the frequency of mop duty;-)
Yes, they eat mostly nectar and fruit which is unusual for such a large parrot. They have delightful personalities though as you mention. Thank you for your kindess my friend and happy Sunday!
C’est tout MOI …!!!
Aww…so lovey-dovey (☉̃♥☉)
They crack me, they are so sweet~
The parrots are beautiful Cindy.
And sweeties too! <3
☀ Aww!!! Love them! Great Shots!!!! 🙂
You could make them into beautiful works of art!
<3 🙂 !!! Thanks, cindy! Your Great Shots with such awesome and sweet little models are already Beautiful ArtWorks! 😉 Have a Lovely Weekend! 🙂
Thank you! I would still love to see yours! <3
Aren’t they just gorgeous.So tame too, it’s amazing.
xxx Huge Hugs Cindy xxx
Back to you David & Happy Sunday!
Been photographing these guys in the wild. In the Aussie town of Port Douglas there are trees all down the centre of the main road downtown and literally hundreds of lorikeets gather there to roost for the evening. Their screeching is absolutely deafening.
Lovely photos Cindy.
I remember the screeching parrots in Australia! Oh how I loved them! The Black Cockatoos in flocks screeching like cats were the most memorable~
Vielen danke mein Freund~
Buon 8 Marzo!
Mil grazi! <3
Wunderschön wünsche einen schönen Sonntag lieber Gruß und Freundschaft Gislinde
Guten Tag. Danke schoen mein lieber Freund Gislinde! <3 <3
Nature is so exquisite to us – must look after it. Beautiful birds Cindy – Rainbow parakeets visit my garden every day 🙂
Oh you lucky ducky! <3
What a beauty:)
They are inside & out!
Lorikeets!!! Nice to see that you have a nearby free-flight aviary exhibit near you as well Cindy! (For anyone in the NorCal region, you can get your Lorikeet fix in Redding too. There’s a free-flight aviary exhibit, at the Turtle Bay recreational park, where people can walk in and feed Lorikeets nectar.) Amazing how just catching a glimpse of these colorful beauties makes the day brighter!
Yes, plus they are so HAPPY, it is contagious! I will pass on the Redding info to my kids who live in NoCal. Thanks Lynn~
Such beautiful birds Cindy, I just love their red eyes, as well as their outfits!
They are so color coordinated it is ridiculous! I want their stylist~
Splendides photos – et oiseaux- Sont-ils conscients de leur beauté ? Bon dimanche !
Merci beaucoup mon ami! <3
Such characters of the bird world aren’t they Cindy, bossy and raucous they certainly rule the roost and down at our beach when they all (hundreds of them) come in to roost you cannot hear yourself speak above the cacophony of sound they make. I love them
Yep! I love em too, and seeing them wild, free, in flocks, screeching away in Australia, made me very happy too!
WOW! Just amazing.
Such sweet and affectionate birdies~
Beautiful photographs of beautiful birds <3
Visa versa 2 U X 2 Takami~
Amazing. I had just posted some photos of bird shots I took this week. The colors were all brown, black or white (except the swans orange bill). I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. leaving the black and white of Kansas and stepping into the vibrant colors of Oz. Thanks for the mystical journey. <3
Laughing, love that description! We just don’t get these gorgeous parrot species where we live. We have to travel towards the tropical zones to see them as they should be, in the wild~
It was amazing how the parrot just ate from your hand. The winter has been so harsh here, I put out some suet with seed. No birdie visitors came but yesterday — I noticed footprints and no suet bell at all — a bandit came and squirreled it away. Looking forward to more of your beautiful photos. <3
Beautiful birds, beautiful clear and colorful shots. Thanks Cindy.
Hmmmmm, maybe you might get a bird Wally!!! 😉
Beautiful captures of these colorful and friendly birds! I like their PDA scene. They know how to do it very nicely 🙂
They do, don’t they! 😉
Liebe Cindy, meinen Glückwunsch zum Frauentag, alles Gute, Klaus
Ich freue mich sehr Sie sie genossen Klaus!
Cindy, These bird photos are fantastic!! Gorgeous birds. Nature’s jewels. Thanks so much for sharing!
Awwww, so happy you enjoyed the birdies & cheers to you~
wow-vibrant–woke me up this Sunday morning of spring ahead
Yes, these guys are better than java jo to start one’s day! 😉
Stunning photography Cindy!
Welcome and every pleased you enjoyed!
Thank you! Likewise ☺
What beautiful birds! I love the very vibrant colors! Hugz Lisa and Bear
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Cindy’s wonderful Bird Photos! I love the vibrant colors of these birds!
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and have a most wonderful day!
You too Cindy! Happy Sunday
Oh My! I could never have imagined such beauties. And your title, “Flying Rainbows”, is perfect!
When you do come to visit, we should go to the Safari Park if you haven’t been……
Such beautiful birds and they do such cute things. It reminds me when we were once down in Miami Beach, Florida on a vacation and we visited the Parrot Jungle. The birds were all free and would land on us and line up on our head and shoulders for pictures and with a lot of them they are very heavy and you wonder if they left anything behind when they flew off. 🙂 I kept brushing myself off. 🙂
It’s such fun isn’t it! These birds are so intelligent, social and interactive, it is wonderful to see people who haven’t experienced them, fall in love!
They perch on your hands?? Wow, that must have been some experience! Part of me wonders whether their talons hurt, while the other part is awed by their stunning colorful beauty!!
No hurt at all. They are extremely gentle with people. Nectar was dripping on my finger, and oh so gently they turned upside down and liked it off my finger. I love them!
I think I’m in love 🙂
That makes two of us!!!
Amazing colour! They are like a patchwork quilt.
A flying magic quilt!!! 😉
Thank you & cheers too~
Sweet little birds. I saw a flock in a park in FL, garrulous and so beautiful.
A wild flock in Florida? I am going to FL and if they are wild there, I would like to go find them???
No, sorry to mislead you. It was at Butterfly World, an ‘indoor’ aviary park in Ft. Lauderdale that had butterflies, hummingbirds and parrots.
Butterfly World sounds awesome. I will google it and see if we will be near there!
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Wir haben Uhus bei uns zu Hause ! Ich liebe Eulen. Ich liebe alle Vogel!
We are in accord on this! 😉
WOW! These birds are amazing! They are more colorful than macaws! Are there many of these birds in the wild around where you live? I heard of a colony of South American macaws that have taken up residence in San Francisco (there was a documentary on that), but even here in Illinois, a friend of mine last year saw a flock of parrots perched in a tree outside her house!
It is remarkable that parrot species do this. They escape in envornments so different than their native one, and successfully breed. It is remarkable and probably due to their resourcefulness and intelligence. How they find each other to breed is anyone’s guess. Maybe multiple birds are released at the same time. We have Amazon Yellow Head parrots breeding in the palm trees in Pt. Loma, but no Parrots at The Holler. The raptors wouldn’t tolerate them.
It’s now only one VERY long flight and two short ones before I will be serenaded (read screech) each evening for the next month by these beautiful creatures as they settle for the night. You now have me almost excited about the prospect of the 15hour 40 minutes flight to Australia… ALMOST, lol!
They are not pets. They are in a massive free flight aviary run by The San Diego Zoo at the Safari Park. They are accoustomed to people, but not tame.
So are these here. They are actually roosting in the trees in the small reserve opposite our apartment – the sound of them waking and preparing for sleep each day is just glorious! 🙂
Fabulous colors – wonderful birds! Are these just wild and come to you – or are they pets?
Oh I empathize. We are leaving soon for Africa. This is 2-12 hour flights! It’s worth it, but oh the flights are no fun! I must go back to Austalia too. I know you will have the most wonderful time there~
These are absolutely stunning. I think my favorite would the fifth one down from the top. They’re all so colorful but they really stand out in that picture.
Yes he is the baby and he has so much texture to him. I loved him too!
I knew we were in for a treat …
Awwww, so pleased I didn’t let you down!! <3
Glorious birds and great photos! 🙂
Hope they added some color to your day Bette & cheers to you~
They know how smart, smart, and special they are! Thank you, Cindy! It’s truly a treat, joy… visiting here. 🙂
It’s a bigger treat for me when you do! <3
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For the three or four of my readers who don’t view photos on CindyKnoke.com I beg you check her recent post of colorful Rainbow Lorikeets. The poor woman gets practically no traffic on her website, takes terrible photos, and no one ‘likes’ her posts, so I’m rallying support to encourage her to keep at it regardless. 😉 This post appeals to my pre-Cro Magnon sense of art and nature, i.e. if it’s colorful I like it. Be sure to click on a bird photo twice to see it zoom into a painting-style ultra-closeup suitable for a screensaver. Don’t give up Cindy!
Awwwww, laughing, I so appreciate your support! I really do! And it is meeting bloggers like you that keeps me blogging. I have made such wonderful friends. And you sir, are the least Cor-Magnon blogger there I can think of. Thank you so much for your kindness and your humor and your wonderful blog~
What gorgeous birds – looks like Picasso had fun throwing some paint on them. Or is it the other way around: Picasso was inspired by Nature’s exquisite colors?
Laughing. I suspect the latter might be right. Picasso’s early work was all classical paintings of landscapes and nature and such. Quite traditional, very beautiful and incredibly skillfully done. I would like to see him tackle the Lorikeets in his latter works too though. It would be quite errrrr…… arresting!
Love those Lorikeets, Cindy. Hubby had one land on his shoulder in Cairns. 🙂
Yes they shared our picnic in Australia! Ate our food, walked over our feet. I love them!
Have never seen such beautiful birds and Ty for sharing these photos.
So happy you enjoyed them & most pleased to introduce you to them!
Also – loud in squadrons of 40 or more – coming in to land and line up like soldiers on my balcony. Pretty but loud. Then all taking turns to look for something to eat. ‘Get back up on the tree boys !’ I say loudly – concentrating on trying to write something or just chill in the sunshine.
I would love to live amongst Australia’s glorious birds! I have to settle for visiting which is a big thrill for me! Lucky you, despite the noise~
I’m sure animals do have a sense of humour and these guys look wonderful too.
On the other hand; have you been making use of the paint pot again ? 😀 😀
It does look like someone painted them doesn’t it! Quite amazing looking birds really. I am reading the most incredible book by a Brit named Helen MacDonald called “H is for Hawk.” She raises and trains a Goshawk in her Cambridge home. It lives in her house and she hunts it all over the suburbs. It was of the most brilliantly written books I have read in quite awhile.
They are clowns! Adorable clowns. 🙂
That is exactly what they are. They make me laugh when I am around flocks of them~
Wow, such vibrant colors! Thanks Cindy.
Glad you enjoyed & cheers to you~
I nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://suburbanhobo.com/2015/03/09/liebster-award/
Congatulations on your most deserved award! Your nomination is very kind and your thougtfulness is most appreciated.
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Awesome photos and beautiful birds! The colours are amazing!
They are little flying beauties aren’t they! Cheers to you & Wolfie~
Oh I just love this series – aren’t they the sweetest!
Yes, they are! I would love an aviary with some of these beauties~
Oh my gosh … what colors!
Aren’t they magnificent!
Stunning shots. You work wonders with that camera. I tried it’s junior version, but found the time it takes to “write” (process) the photo maddening. Have you found some way around it?
You can set my camera, and most sonys, to self selected settings that are much more rapid than relying on the the camera to select the settings for you. I don’t think you can do this with the point and shoots though. I would have to look at my old camera to verify this. I never use the rapid fire 1 foto per seconds function though some people do, I want more time to frame a foto than this and I don’t want to look at 600 fotos! You can check your setting dial and see if you can set the camera off of auto which will enable you to take faster fotos. Hope this helps…
You have inspired me to give it another try. Sure would be nice to have something more compact to walk around with! Thank you. 🙂
Oh, they are handsome!!
They seem designed to make you smile!
🙂 What other reason could there be? LOL
I just love them. we fed them in Florida and it was a wonderful experience. Fabulous photographs…just wonderful.
Awwww, so happy you enjoyed!
These guys are adorable!! Fell in love instantly…Gorgeous photos, Cindy.
Yep, just the effect they have on me! 😉
Love them! I see them in the wild so often, and they’re stunning!
Lucky you! To me they are such exotic beauties~
another lovely and nice post… as always! 🙂
And a lovey and nice comnent from you! Thank you~
Well captured, Cindy! Love this bird species and its beautiful rainbows colors 🙂
Amazingly beautiful aren’t they!
Gorgeous! Any pots of gold involved?
Oh dang! I forgot to look for that!
Beautiful Pictures, big thanks Cindy….💗💗💗
Vielen danke mein Freund~
The Land Down Under is over the rainbow! Your photos are fantastic Cindy, and your adventure must be delightful. Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us. G’Day! 🙂
Happy Wednesday to you my friend and we are in complete accord about glorious Australia!
Gosh they are gorgeous! And their sense of personality rings through the images! 🙂
Cheeky little cuties are aren’t they!
Beautiful birds! And perfect title for the post 🙂
Glad you enjoyed my friend~
Absolutely! Have a great weekend, Cindy 🙂
I got to say that never in my life have I seen birds so colourful, almost had to put on my sun glasses. Really beautiful.
I wonder if they glow in the dark!!!! 😉
I wouldn´t be surprise
Wow. The bird is incredible. I was planning to write a short article for the next newsletter about the rainbow painted mountains in China. I will add the rainbow lorikeet to it and make it a broader article!
Well how lovely! I look forward to seeing it~
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After a week of brilliant sunshine I found out today that there is a 65% chance of snow next Tuesday here in the mountains…. no…no..no.. so I needed these cheerful and colourful fellows.. Beautiful images from Cindy Knoke as always.
Oh I wish we could take your snow! Thank you for your kindness my dear friend~ <3
I will send you some in a freezer bag…. thanks for the images Cindy.. hugs
Oh, these are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Very happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you!
Love these birds!
Me too! <3
These colorful parrots are awesome, congratulates the extraordinary images
Thank you for the kind sentiments my friend~
THERE we go….oh gosh, girl!
Makes me miss Australia where the brightly colored wild birds are the sort we only see as pets at home.
Exactly and one of the reasons I so want to go back to OZ!
It’s obvious that you wowed them, Cuz. Did you take one home with you??? Great photos and they are sooo colorful and beautiful. 🙂
I wish I took one home. but no birds for this chick until she settles down unfortunately!
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Welocme! This is so thoughtfu of you and much apprecated too! Cheers to you & great to meet you~
Wow, they are beautiful and very personable.
Just like you Antionette! <3
Thank you my dear friend!
Thank you entertaining, me the “Queen Bee!”
Very happy I did entertain you my friend & cheers~
liebe Cindy, alles Gute, Klaus
Awww, Guten Tag und danke schoen Klaus!
HELLO CINDY, WHAT BEAUTIFUL COLORS, WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN OF THESE BIRDS? I HEARD THAT THEY OUT LIVE US. THANKS MUCH FOR POSTING THIS, BLESSING
A well cared for Lorikeet can live about 30 years. Other types of parrot species can live longer than humans though…..
Thanks Cindy, I Love your photos
Awww, thanks you much!
Wow, those lori’s are beautiful!
They really are amazing aren’t they!
They are gorgeous and oh-so-cute!
Agree with you completely! Cheers & thanks~
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Usted es tan agradable! Muchas gracias y me encanta tu blog maravilloso !
So cool! What beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing! (by the way, I have no idea how you keep up with all those comments – Bravo!)
Well, bloggers are my favorite friends. Of course I keep up! Cheers to you & thanks too~
Cute 🙂 …
I loved all the photos of the affectionate rainbow parakeets, Cindy! I liked the young one with his tufts of orange feathers on his chest. He is so cute! I always like how you pair your words to the photos so they make a fun story, too.
If you enjoyed it then I am pleased Robin! Happy Friday~
Stunning Cindy 😀
how do you manage to capture such perfect shots time and time again!? Simple Amazing 🙂 <3 Love the colours!
Awwww, so nice! Have a nice weekend my friend~
Thank you, you too! <3
Sind diese Loris zahm, dear Cindy? Ich glaube, die sind durch Futter handzahm geworden. Ganz schöne Bilder, mein Kompliment. Ernst
Hallo Ernst . Sie sind fur Menschen gewohrt, aber nicht wirklich zahm. Sie sind nicht wie Ziervogel , weil sie leben in einem riesigen begehbaren Voliere und werden fur die Herde nicht Personen gebunden .
Cute, if sleepy-looking, little fella – lovely photos as ever Cindy.
I’m delighted to be back online after a month of no broadband – *hooray*
Oh my! I can’t even imagine the cold turkey withdrawal I would go through with a month with no broadband! So happy you are back in blogger land!
Such a beautiful bird, gorgeous pictures Cindy. 🙂
They are pretty irresistable aren’t they! Their personalities are too. Thanks much Dom~
So cute. 🙂
Their colors are out of this world!
Mother nature knows how to use color!! Cheers to you my friend~ <3
What else would you expect they are Aussies.
Too true!! 😉
Wow! What amazing colors and what fun you must have had taking these gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing. Anita
Thank you more for the appreciation & cheers!
PP = PURE PERFECTION… Lady Nature @ “her” best! 🙂
Awwwwww, such a lovely thought! Thank you~
amazing pics! you are very clever with the camera!
Well thank you! You are very nice to say so & cheers to you~
So Kind! Mil grazi~
You are welcome 🙂
Really love the photo’s Oh my how beautiful!
They are simply delightful birds in looks and personality! So glad you enjoyed them~
Wonderful set of beautiful photos.
So pleased you enjoyed them & cheers to you!
Can you imagine certain species of dinosaurs walking prehistoric earth looking this vibrant? I still like that Robert Bakker hypothesis. I’d really like to see that.
Amazing pictures ! Thank you for sharing these lovely sights and also for stopping by my blog. 🙂
Very pleased you enjoyed the birdie beauties & cheers to you~
Cindy, all your photographs are fantastic… On every post. You were kind enough to tell me you use the Sony HX 400. I am debating between that and a Fuji bridge camera. Does the Sony make good prints as large as, say, 11×14? Do you exhibit or sell your photos? With admiration for your talent, Ellen
Yes, the sony makes fabulous large prints. I just made 42 different ones for a presentation. They had to be custom cropped, so you can’t send them to a machine to be done, but the results are really worth it and no I don’t sell or exhibit. Thank you so much for the thoughtful words, the admiration is reciprocated exponentially! You are most gifted! Cheers to you & thank you & I am interested to hear what you decide~
Well, Cindy, first of all, thanks so much for the feedback on the Sony. Can’t afford custom cropping and also am pretty daunted by the menus on the Sony I saw online. You obviously know a LOT more than I do to even use the camera. Will check more reviews but probably will go with the Fuji HS50. It is cheaper, too. Thanks so much for what you said about my photographs. I barely know what I am doing. But you could exhibit if you wanted to, for sure, or sell your photos to magazines or on the market. I will let you know what I did and the results. Your work is breathtaking– those close-ups especially. Namaste, Ellen
Well I am excited for you about the Fuji! A new camera is a reason for celebration and it sounds like you have done a thorough job of researching cameras online which is always so smart to do! I love your photos and am looking forward to seeing, and hearing about your results with your new camera. With reciprocal respect and admiration, namaste~ <3
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