The pathology lab where I had my fasting blood test was on a street literally filled with cafes serving breakfast. What, then, do you think were the odds of me randomly choosing the one outside the obstetrician's office? Taking Uterinus's Law into account, that is?

Luckily, these guys flew down to distract me:

In the wilderness, rainbow lorikeets survive on nectar. In the central business district of Sydney, they prefer to steal sugar sachets off the saucers of teacups, completely unperturbed by the presence of diners, dogs, and small children wanting to pat them.


Surveys reveal that two out of two lorikeets prefer milk to English breakfast tea, although they will drink either unless physically beaten away.



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P.S. Thanks to my secret ode nominator. I feel really special! But also thanks to those who comment, or just read along.


15 Comments

Caro said...

They're so cool.

Rachel Inbar said...

Did you take these pictures? They're fabulous (as are your captions :-))

I'm glad you're back!

Ellen K. said...

WOW. Quite a bit more colorful (and more sugar craving) than my friendly neighborhood house sparrows, who go right for the bread crumbs.

Beagle said...

We have nothing so colorful here, they are beautiful! Not to mention clever and thieving . . .

serenity said...

They're gorgeous.

And completely unafraid.

Wow.

Jackie said...

Hey, pretty bird! Those are beautiful but I would probably freak out worried that my head would get dive-bombed or poo-bombed (one long summer at the Jersey shore serving french fries to unsuspecting beach goers taught me a lot about hungry birds). Your photo captions were absolutely hilarious!
Sorry that Uterinus's law kicked in for your breakfast. I hope that you could at least sit with your back to the door of the OB office...it's awfully hard to drink tea with one's eyes closed especially when you have to fight off birds!

Pamela Jeanne said...

Gorgeous birds! I must say that your post made me hungry (it's breakst time here in CA) so I just toasted up a bagel ;-)

Rachel said...

I am not sure where you live, but I have a younger brother who would love it.

jenna said...

It wasn't me that nominated you, but I absolutely agree. you deserve the Ode! Thanks for giving us a few minutes of your life each day!

Great birds.

megan said...

so pretty and brave!

Jess said...

I *heart* thos birds!! Why can't the "pesky" birds here be anything buy gray?

Vee said...

Great shots Bea ! We have rainbow lorikeets in our garden I just love watching them. Their colours a magnificent.

You definitely deserve your secret ode.

My Reality said...

Wow, those are beautiful birds!

We have two small parakeets and they love all kinds of human food. I have never given them sugar packets, though!

Patience said...

What a wonderful distraction!

Sarah said...

ooh, what great pcitures! looks like you have a fantastic camera (well and some great photog skills too). glad the trip went reasonably well. i hope you get some answers.

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