I notice that this blog is receiving many hits from overseas readers, so I've decided to include more of the birds that frequent our garden. These three photos are of Rainbow Lorikeets, which have become quite common in Melbourne suburban gardens in recent years, due to people realising that if they grow more native trees and shrubs in their gardens, and less exotic plants, they will attract more native birds and insects.
This one is an Eastern Rosella. Unfortunately the colour is a bit 'off', as my husband took this through a tinted window. These birds are prone to be flighty, and will fly off immediately they realise a person is coming too close to them.