Miss Manners might not approve, but I loved it when these unannounced guests popped by my Noosa, Australia balcony.
Let’s go say hello!
I’m no ornithologist, but I am a decent Google-ologist, and it looks like these are Rainbow Lorikeets. Is that correct?
One thing’s for sure … they were very friendly lorikeets, so much so that I assumed they were someone’s pets. One hopped onto my shoulder and crawled across my back. He kept craning his neck to peer into my eyes.
Feeling like we were pals, I offered him my finger as a perch. Which he bit.
Oops! The next time I host lorikeets, I’ll know better!
Later, the property manager confirmed that the lorikeets were wild and very plentiful in the area. The next day, I saw several more on the balcony below, munching on an apple. Much tastier than a finger!