Friday, October 17, 2008

Lorikeets and Lychees

All the lychees are now almost ripe enough for picking and this year is the biggest crop we have had for several years. The Rainbow Lorikeets love them by day and the Spectacled Flying Foxes have a go at night ... and they're not even fully ripe yet. Unfortunately they have to stay on the tree to ripen but at least this year there should be plenty for ALL of us ... and I'll be able to make another batch of lychee liqueur!

I've just been to check on the enormous trees at the front of our property and dozens of Lorikeets are having a wonderful time squawking and helping themselves - very hard to see in the dense foliage but I spotted this one high up in one of the trees.
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