Inspecting the new home
Lewins Honey eaters dash passionately
Between Callistemon, Lilly-pilly and Brush-box.
Wings lightly touch, as branches are cleverly avoided.
Excitedly tumbling among the leave in rapturous capture –
An extended chorus signals success.
Rainbow Lorekeets argue amongst
The Dawson River blooms,
And then make peace, silently and gently,
Almost hidden in the shady corner
Of a Eucalyptus Grandis.
The Spangled Drongo tests his metallic voice,
High in the branches of the Grevillea Robusta.
Cleverly displaying his midnight black plumage
Against the golden flashes of silky flowers –
Until he woos the young lady and takes her quickly.
Tiny stingless bees, hungry for love,
Tease the pollen from ripe flowers.
Gently probing the soft folds
Of innocent blooms –
Then withdrawing to carrying away their prize.
A Common Koel screams from the treetop –
Desperately seeking a suitor.
While Noisey Miners hold deep discussions in frenzied groups,
Deciding who will be the new queen.
Raucous Kookaburras, in the late afternoon,
Under a breathless sunset –
Announce the close of business,
In Natures springtime bordello.