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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu May 30, 2013 8:06 pm

Thanks Dewi - you could be right.

That's the problem with females - they all look the same. :twisted:
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Thu May 30, 2013 8:19 pm

be polite.... with females 0' =O:

indeed nice serie of birds in your garden ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Fri May 31, 2013 8:35 am

Amoli wrote: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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steamtrainfan wrote:Sunbird- ???????? - Another first taken very quickly. Looking at my bird book this could be the female marico sunbird?
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Seems like the same bird ? How exciting ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri May 31, 2013 8:47 am

Touche.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri May 31, 2013 6:54 pm

On Wednesday morning about 6 green wood-hoopes came to visit and to top it all they brought their youngster with to introduce him to us. The following pics need no introduction.

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Ok - that is the end of the show.
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Next - a very rare visitor to my feeder tray - only the second time I have seen one.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Flutterby » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:39 pm

Wow, such a variety STF!!! \O \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:05 pm

beautiful ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Lovely ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

I have them in my garden - but they hide.. =O: =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:38 pm

Flutterby wrote:Wow, such a variety STF!!!
Yes Flutterby, we are very blessed to have such a variety of our feathered friends popping in now and again.
nan wrote:beautiful ^Q^
Thanks very much nan.
Amoli wrote:Lovely

I have them in my garden - but they hide..
Thanks Amoli. They do tend to be very very shy. If I try to move an inch closer they fly away.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 pm

On Thursday a couple of African Grey Hornbills came in for breakfast. We have only seen one once before and that was a juvenile and only managed a hurried shot.

A dove comes in to check out the new kid on the block.
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Wondering what all the fuss is about.
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And then along came a dove and started giving the hornbill a hard time........
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....so he headed for the shelter of a tree. Note the dove watching him from above.
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Is it safe to come out now?????
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That's it for now from our garden.
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