Tuesday, 13 April 2010
These beautiful rainbow lorikeets were frolicking in trees in Pitt St, Redfern in inner Sydney as I walked past. The reason for the large number was soon obvious - a nearby bird feeder. Thre is some controversy about whether it is wise to feed birds; if the benefactor moves on, the birds may struggle to find their own feed. However, these are native birds, an asset to the inner urban environment, and have benefitted in population numbers from feeding.