Since I've not been out much with my Nikon P510 of late, these images have come out of the archives and were taken in the back yard of my previous home.
The birds are Eastern Rosellas and - in case I'd missed noticing - the blooming of the two palm trees there was invariably announced by the excited and noisy arrival of these colourful birds (and many bees!)
Sincerely wishing you all a joy-filled and safe Christmas with your loved ones, in celebration of the real reason for the season.
Thank you, too, for the joy you've brought to my life this year in sharing your spectacular photography - I look forward to seeing more in 2016.
Special thanks to all the wonderful hosts of numerous themed blog sites, whose dedication enables us to share our images effectively.