Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 6 Mar 2010 23:43
New Friends for Big Bear
In Coral World is Lorikeet Garden, an aviary with a dozen or so Australian Lorikeets
These little chaps have gorgeous plumage
Bear spotted the only red and went to work on his bird-whispering skills
The rest of us watched with interest
So far so good
Now Bear manages to get close and personal - stealing some strokes
Meanwhile others are closing in for attention. Bear thought the red one had had enough but no...............
...........He had something else in mind
After lunch and a mooch around the rest of the park, we returned and bought a $3 pot of nectar so Bear to feed his new friends
Bear told me he had never had birds all over him like this - No comment
Was this a luuurve thing, clearly not.
The Lorikeets went at the nectar like a man in the desert goes at an oasis - apparently we are going to get one when we reach Indonesia
But you can only have one favourite.
ALL IN ALL A REALLY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE