Wildlife Visitors in May

This is my participation in a monthly event called Wildlife Wednesdays hosted by Tina of My Gardner Says …..

We’ve now come to the end of autumn here in Australia and the weather where I live in South East Queensland has finally become cooler and more pleasant, although we could do with some rain as it’s been very dry here all year.

Here are my photos of some of the wildlife that came visiting our backyard during May.

sulphur crested cockatoo
SULPHUR CRESTED COCKATOO
scaly breasted lorikeet on tree branch
SCALY BREASTED LORIKEET
katydid on leaf
KATYDID OR BUSH CRICKET
native stingless bees on water lily australia
NATIVE STINGLESS BEES – SEE HOW SMALL THEY ARE!
native stingless bee australia
NATIVE STINGLESS BEE – NOTICE THE LOAD OF POLLEN
torresian crow
TORRESIAN CROW
grass yellow butterfly
GRASS YELLOW BUTTERFLY
fruit fly
FRUIT FLY
grasshopper on leaf
NYMPH GRASSHOPPER
pied currawong
PIED CURRAWONG
noisy miner in tree
NOISY MINER
ensign fly on leaf
ENSIGN FLY
potato ladybird on leaf
POTATO LADYBIRD OR 28 SPOTTED LADYBIRD – CAUGHT IN ACTION!
rainbow lorikeets feeding
RAINBOW LORIKEETS
skipper on a leaf
SKIPPER
gum tree shield bug
GUM TREE SHIELD BUG OR STINK BUG
 st andrews cross spider
ST ANDREWS CROSS SPIDER – WITH A MEAL
sugarcane looper on leaf
SUGARCANE LOOPER
male king parrot in tree
MALE KING PARROT
female king parrot in tree
FEMALE KING PARROT

 

I’ll leave you with a video I took of a rainbow lorikeet performing part of a courtship ritual. Make sure you turn the volume up so you can hear the sounds he makes. At one point it looks like he’s trying to impress me! 🙂

20 thoughts on “Wildlife Visitors in May

  1. WOW! love all of these shots, the small creatures feeding are amazing – my favourite is the bee with the purple flower, incredible. loved your sulfer crested cockatoo, and the video is amazing – I have never been that up close and personal to a rainbow lorakeet — thank you!! “)

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    1. Thanks Denis. It seems the number of loris depends on how much food they have available in the wild. If there’s not enough rain or too much rain, there seems to be a lot more around.

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  2. You have caught a great variety of wildlife in your garden to share with us. We don’t see as many birds with bright colors so that’s quite a treat, especially the video.

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  3. Wow–you have so many really interesting birds and insects. Like yours, many of our native bees are tiny, though a few a large. I love the shot of the ladybug stepping onto the next leaf–great capture. And that video of the Lorikeets–really enjoyable to watch! Thanks so much for participating, it was a pleasure!

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