As you might know there are been lorikeets galore around this area, there still are if you know where to look. Luckily enough for me, just around the corner is a place they liked to hang out until all the flowers were spent.
There weren't just the rainbow lorikeets either but also scaly-breasted lorikeets (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus). Now if it is at all possible they are even more flighty and bouncy than the rainbow variety. Maybe it is because they seem to be smaller, maybe it is because they have been into the red cordial. It seems that they have a love of bottle brush.
Now I thought rainbow lorikeets were hard to capture with them being full of energy and often a little tricky to see but these fellows are harder. They seem to hop around the tree more and they are mostly green making them very good a camouflage (that is if they would sit still to hide).
They are pretty cute and nowhere near as showy (or as noisy). The yellow 'scales' on them are a little understated but the closer you look the more you realise they have the colours of their relative, just in smaller amounts with flecks of red and blue mixed in with the yellow.
They also, I found out, have a glossy blue/green head. The blue comes out in the sun.
It nice to watch them flitting around but when the rainbow lorikeets were around they often had to vacate, back to the bottle brush.