Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Flutterby » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:13 am

Would love to have some of them in our garden!! ;-) \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:40 pm

You are so right Flutterby. It is indeed a privilege to have had them visit. I just love their shrill "Pheeeeeew" call.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Toko » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Some more pics from my garden.


A karoo thrush in our red berry tree.
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A speckled face mouse-bird in the same tree.
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A speckled face mouse-bird having a sand bath very late in the afternoon. The light was very bad and I had to set the camera on 1000 ASA and 1/400 which resulted in rather grainy and slightly out of focus pictures but still an unusual record for me.
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That's all for now.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:57 pm

the Karro Thrush is a very nice bird ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:31 am

Super to watch them ^Q^

The birds indicate to us which trees/berries they prefer,
and it helps when we want to add more to our gardens O:V
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:26 am

yes Amoli... with a +/- "tropical" climat ;-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Flutterby » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:28 am

Those mousebirds look so funny when they "bathe"!! -O \O

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Shooting birdies in Parks

Post by Penga Ndlovu » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:48 pm

I am surrounded by parks here in Johannesburg and I decided to do some dribbeling around them and shoot some.

Let's start off with Delta Park nearby

One of the most difficult for me to photograph

The Red Billed Wood Hoepoe
Also called the Green Wood Hoepoe

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The Tawney Flanked Prinia

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The Common Fiscal Shrike

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The Crested Barbet

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The Little Egret

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The Dark Capped Bulbul

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Re: Shooting birdies in the park

Post by Dewi » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:23 pm

Great pics Penga. \O

Love the little Prinia foliage gleaning pic. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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