Garden Bird Pictures

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Amoli
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Tue May 21, 2013 5:13 pm

Time to show some garden birds that have entertained me…

Except for the ever present Crested Barbet
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A Black-collared Barbet came to visit a few times O/\ O/\
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The Cape Robin-chat is around daily and finds all kinds of ways to pose for me – just love it ! O:V

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The mouse birds just love the berry tree. ;-)

I saw a speckled face – or should I say many of them.
They remind me so much of vervets… or was it mice.
They jump from one branch to another, they cling to a branch with one claw while eating out the other, and then they scamble away in a hurry.

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To my amazement I also found the Red Eye in between them, chewing away big time. :O^

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My amazement grew even more, when I saw Mouse birds with red legs… whoop, whoop… out with the bird book. The White-backed Mouse bird had also come for a visit.. :O^ :O^ :O^

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Just watching these mouse birds brought about much laughter in my home.

This guy was well fed – nowhere to hide that tummy.. -O -O

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The Myna’s were up to their old tricks and chasing away the doves… ooi.. 0*\

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For a very brief moment I saw this Sunbird – I think it is a female Scarlet-chested. ^Q^ ^Q^ - It has been confirmed to be an immature male Amythest Sunbird. O/\ O/\ O/\

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Grey Go-Away bird also enjoy lunch

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The Fiscal Flycatcher also enjoys my garden, although I do not know what attracts him

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Back to the Mousebirds. This one was saying : Bath time for me…. O**

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Dat die stof so staan – (with lot’s of dust) =O:

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There is daily the Karoo Thrush, the Dark-capped bulbul, Cape Sparrow, Hoepoo and Red-head Finch’s.

I have reached the stage where the sparrow has become one of the prettiest birds to photograph… 0- 0- 0-

I need a park… desparately.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Mel » Tue May 21, 2013 5:23 pm

WOW, Amoli! I want a garden like that. :shock:
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Tue May 21, 2013 5:47 pm

me too, me too 0=

what a nice serie of birds O/\ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Toko » Tue May 21, 2013 5:51 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ Great birds and lovely pics, Amoli O:V

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Flutterby » Tue May 21, 2013 5:54 pm

Lovely Amoli!! \O So lucky to see the sunbird and the mousebirds!!! ;-) We only get the speckled ones....except for a dead read-faced one I found in the garden once!! :-( :-?

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Dewi » Tue May 21, 2013 5:55 pm

Great mix of birds in your garden Amoli & nice photos. \O ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Tue May 21, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks,
it does help to fill in the gaps between park visits.. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed May 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Somehow I managed to lose this thread and for the life of me I could not find it.

Eventually contacted Flutterby who put me in the right direction.

Hi Amoli. What a fantastic birdiful garden you have and your stunning photos to compliment it.

I am still trying to catch the mouse bird, black collared barbet, thrush and a sunbird that flits around every day but he is too fast for me.

Thanks for sharing your garden with us and Joan and I hope that you will continue to do so.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu May 30, 2013 7:54 pm

Over the past few weeks I have been in the garden between 08:00 and 10:00 trying to get an assortment of photos of visitors to my feeding tray and garden. I have posted a few pics under "Birds in Flight" and now these will be the static pics.

Burchells coucal.
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Black-collared barbet - not a very good pic but the best that I have.
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Cape-glossy starling.
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Speckled mousebird - at last I have managed to get my first few shots of this very active and elusive bird.
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Green wood-hoopoe.
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Sunbird- ???????? - Another first taken very quickly. Looking at my bird book this could be the female marico sunbird?
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Crested barbet.
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Karoo thrush - another first for me.
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Two Cape-glossy starlings eyeball a laughing dove.
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Next - a family of green wood-hoopoe pay a visit and show off their youngster.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Dewi » Thu May 30, 2013 8:02 pm

Great pics of your garden birds STF. \O ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

The Sunbird looks like an Amethyst with that dark throat. \O
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