Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Battle for the Rambutans!

A full crop of Rambutans which we love - unfortunately so do the Rainbow Lorikeets! It's nothing to have up to a hundred of them in the tree at a time and we're lucky to salvage just enough for ourselves - they are a fruit which has to ripen to fully red on the tree but the birds don't wait that long.

And what the Lorikeets don't get the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos finish off - the only good thing is that the Cockies are so heavy they tend to break off whole branches from the top of the tree so we're able to pick up quite a few fallen ripe ones which we couldn't otherwise reach.

The Cockies have also discovered the Carambola next to the Rambutan tree and have proceeded to decimate the still-green fruit on that too. Oh well, at least we're doing our bit to feed our native birds ... !

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