Lorikeets are always looking for love and taking care of each other.
In Australia we saw a few here and there. Maybe three or four in a tree. They seem to always be paired up.
Then we hit the motherload at a campground in Queensland. They had a feeding station and it was total mayhem!
What was a few in the trees chatting to one another turned into at least 30 in an instant. They came from thick bush and tall eucalyptus trees. Zipping by our heads to get their beaks on a bit of soaked bread.
Later that week, in another town, we heard the same commotion as we exited a grocery store at dusk. In the trees around the parking lot there were around a hundred lorikeets.
These fellas really are prolific.