Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

What a way to start the New Year. Walk out on the verandah to have a cup of tea and see the Golden Shower in the back yard alive with birds. Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Rainbow Lorikeet, Noisy Miner and Noisy Friarbird.
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Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) (Male)

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29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! fabulous bird with stunning backdrop. like you said, great start to your year!

Karen said...

Wow, that bird really stands out against that gorgeous yellow background! Great shots!

Carole M. said...

Wow!! Neil you'd hardly miss this beautiful bird in that tree!! What a fantastic backdrop for your photograph of him; I think these honey-eaters are super special; well done.

mick said...

Great photos - I love the contrasting scarlet on the bird and gold of the flowers. I wish we could get some of your rain down this way! Happy New Year to you!

Mama Zen said...

These are so colorful and beautiful!

bettyl-NZ said...

What cute little guys! May the new year bring many great photos for you!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird. Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Neill What a lovely way to start the New Year bu tosee this beautiful Scarlet Honeyeater. Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird! Nice way to start the year.

Hope you have a good New Year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The scarlet honeyeater looks so striking in the wattle's gold. Fantastic contrast highlighting the beauty of both.

Phil Slade said...

Looks like a bright, colourful start to the New Year Neil. Best wishes from the UK.

Dave said...

Beautiful start to 2014

Best wishes for the year
Dave

Gordon said...

What a fantastic display to gret you, some very smart birds. We whatched all the Ausi fire-works on the TV yesterday.
Happy New Year, Gordon.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So pretty against the yellow blossoms!!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome start to your New year. What a lovely bird, great shots!

I wish you all the best in 2014, a Happy and Healthy New Year!

HansHB said...

A lovely serie!
Happy New Year to you!

HansHB said...

Awesome!
Happy New Year to you!

Christian Weiß said...

A very colorful bird and a good contrast to the background. Happy New Year To You.

NatureFootstep said...

well, I envy you that´s for sure. :)

But, happy New Year with lots of birds.

hula-la said...

Nice shot. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY to you and yours for 2014. Gonna go check out my bird spot now in the snow...Aloha

EG CameraGirl said...

You are making me eel jealous!! ;))

Rebecca said...

So beautiful and unusual compared to my backyard birds! Thanks for sharing and have a great new year!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful! Happy birding 2014!

Judith Gray said...

this beautiful little bird looks even more stunning with the striking yellow flowered background! Great photos!

rose wisemantel said...

Wow -wonderful photos of a beautiful bird! Great start to your 2014. Thanks!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Wonderful photos so full of color...nice to see this time of year. cheers.

Sharon Wagner said...

A red headed beauty.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wow... very colourful and catchy. Lovely photographs

Stewart M said...

The honeyeater is such a nice looking bird - not seen one in a couple of years - not the right part of the country!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne