For a couple of months a year we are woken before dawn and then driven mad all day by the screeching of Rainbow Lorikeets who like to feast on the new gum blossoms.
This photo is a public domain one as I can't get close enough to them to get a good photo as the trees are very tall and they are very fast.
These are the blossoms they are after and we have quite a few trees around us. Of course the gum nuts are really beautiful too and I am planning to use them in some future work.
Finally - on a garden theme and just to annoy Erica - here is todays crop of strawberries which I have beaten the snails to and am now revelling in the warm sweet flavour. I am as bad as those Lorikeets but not as noisy.