One morning during our stay in Rubyvale, Dad walked outside and attempted to enjoy a mandarin. He was suddenly assaulted by rainbow lorikeets who apparently like mandarins! We all came out to have a look and we soon gathered a good number of them. TurboBug really wanted to hold the birds but wasn’t too keen on it when it happened. A bit of panicking but he was fine once we coaxed the bird away. LadyBug found them a bit scratchy but was determined to have a go. By that time we’d run out of mandarins and were getting low on bread, too! This blue-faced honeyeater was not at all shy about stealing some food from the lorikeets. He wasn’t about to land on us but had no qualms about taking food from the other birds. There were also several apostlebirds around, the honeyeater was quite comfortable making sure they didn’t get to enjoy their food, either! But back to the lorikeets… Look at this one coming in for a landing! What beautiful colours. The birds hung around for awhile after we’d stopped feeding them, rather hopeful that more food would appear. This is one of those random things that was so enjoyable for the kids. They still talk about feeding the birds when we stayed at the Sawpit camping area back before Christmas!