Today in the garden

Life in Colour August: Red

A mid-week bonus photo. I heard the quiet chip chip in the garden this morning. I knew who was out there.

A double red for the bonus this week

A Scarlet Honeyeater on a red Callistemon or Bottlebrush

28 thoughts on “Today in the garden

  1. What a fantastic double winner – the reds in the honeyeater, and the wonderfully fluffy bottle brush are so bright. Isn’t nature amazing! I presume the honey eater’s beak is bowed at the end to make it easier for him to access the honey?!

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      1. Nature is so utterly well made!! Amazing to see birds with such vivid colouring – we have a lovely range of birds here in West Sussex, UK, but much more muted! I turn to the butterflies for flashy colouring πŸ™‚

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      2. All the grevilleas are in flower, the Sweet Pittosporums just opening giving a heavenly scent to the garden and the always flowering Pentas attracting everyone πŸ™‚


  2. Oh, yes. Red on red. And isn’t he a little beauty? I was scouring the skies for a buzzard this morning, I could hear the mew-mew sound, but it took a while to locate it. Isn’t nature and wildlife wonderful?

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  3. I reckon that scarlet honeyeater knew just what he was doing when he posed on that red bottlebrush. “I’ll wait till that silly s*d comes out with the camera and give him a treat” I can hear him say to himself. And he did, and you got it!

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  4. Ahhh
    I can imagine the delightful discovery this was after hearing chip chip
    And because red and green are complements I think it makes all those reds and warm see hit us even more
    Another vibrant shot from your garden today

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