Sweet, Sweet Lorikeets

After several years absence I recently renewed my membership to our local zoo. Nashville has a wonderful zoo that is on the forefront of breeding many rare and endangered species.We were having a spate of lovely morning weather, cool and dry and not to be taken for granted. So one morning this past week I set off early.

It was a treat to pet a kangaroo (they are very soft!) and see the new spider monkeys and rhinos. But stepping into the lorikeet enclosure provided a blast for the senses. What colors! These are friendly little birds, often landing on your arm, or in my case, my head. I had my macro lens on and set out to explore their world.

My macro brain couldn’t resist those glorious feathers!

These delightful little birds really brightened my morning!

contributed by Sandy Burr © Sandy Burr Photography

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