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Popping in briefly to say that the sunbird eggs must have hatched, because…012.JPG

Mrs Sunbird has been leaving the nest for brief feeding flights and appears to be feeding chicks on her return.I snapped several pictures yesterday and will keep a camera handy.015.JPG

The Rainbow Lorikeets have been keeping a beady eye on the Schefflera flowers, which are almost ready…003.JPG

I took this the other day when we were still being monsooned by lashing rain and wind. Brilliant sunshine today so I may get some better pictures.

We picked the first soursop of the season last week and have more small ones on the tree.

Strange-looking things, aren’t they? But tasty!


We’re heading off to have coffee with friends shortly, but I’ll be back.



Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

21 thoughts on “SUNBIRD UPDATE

  1. Ooooh.
    On all counts.
    Enjoy your coffee break.


  2. Yikes! Wiki says that the soursop contains neurotoxins! Please be careful!


  3. I’m not a great fan of some tropical fruits (like Durian!), but I don’t mind this.In small helpings.


  4. Dead of winter here. These are needed and appreciated.


  5. Yes, nice to see a bit of colour. We’ve had a bit of sunshine this morning, now fading to Winter grey. I will be heading off for a walk later…. in the wind…. wearing three pairs of socks.


  6. Soursop makes a super ice cream….neurotoxins, eh? Leo;s doctor suggested he eat the leaves – fresh – to aid his immune system!


  7. I think I might come down on that side of the argument, too.


  8. A fascinating post – what does a soursop taste like, I wonder?
    And those sunbirds!! What a lovely nest!

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    • Hello! Wiki says they taste like strawberries and pineapple. Not to my palate! Hard to describe, but very “tropical” fruit salad-y perhaps. I think you need to taste them for yourself so maybe a holiday in oh, I don’t know…Caribbean, maybe.;-) Northern Australia?


  9. The next time I visit Morrison’s I’ll buy a couple of soursops, I’ll take them to the self service till and put them through as bananas like I do with the Cripps pink. I was bitterly disappointed with the dragon fruit I sampled a while ago but I liked the white strawberries, they tasted a bit like pineapple too. What a lovely picture of the sunbird, wish I was there, it’s forecast to snow here tomorrow.


    • I’m with you on the Dragon fruit!t – looks fantastic, but is expensive and tastes bland. Of the hot climate fruits, I like lychees, rambutans,pawpaw, mango coconut,bananas and passionfruit. And i ADORE tamarillo.Peter likes feijoa and kiwifruit and pineapple(as well as the others I listed), but wouldn’t cross the street for tamarillo!


  10. Thanks for the sunbird update. Babies – How exciting!
    The soursop looks interesting, but what a peculiar name. Doesn’t sound very appetising. However, that wouldn’t stop me from trying it, but I expect it would taste better having ripened on the tree, rather than having been plucked before it was ready and shipped halfway around the world for the likes of me.

    P.S. Nice petunias!

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    • I think they must be picked early for shipping to markets as this one was bending its branch alarmingly with its increasing weight! Hah! It then sat in a bowl in the kitchen for days til ripe! But you’re right about fresh and local being best.

      I bet your petunias are stunning!


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