A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The early bird gets the nectar.

This blog wasn't supposed to be about birds, but I just couldn't resist posting this shot. I think this is a female Scarlet Honeyeater, probably only around 12 cm (5 inches) long, and feeding on the newly emerging flowers at the top of the new long stalk of one of the grass trees that occur naturally in the bushy areas of Lamb Island. The neighbouring plant’s stalk on the left is from last year, not quite completely stripped of seeds back then by Galahs and Rainbow Lorikeets.