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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Fantastic pics Amoli. Well done.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Dewi » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:42 pm

Stunners Amoli. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Love those White-eyes. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 pm

I have taken Sharifas advice and am now practicing in the garden. Herewith a few.

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Another first - a southern boubou. Seen him plenty but he would never sit still long enough for me to a good shot.
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Red wing starling.
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Another one that seldom sits still long enough to get a decent photo. I caught this one while he was having a drink of water.
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A karoo thrush and cape glossy starling eyeballing each other.
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A white eye on a pointsettia. I also find these little guys very hard to photograph.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by nan » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:14 pm

wow, superb Southern Boubou and Cape White-eye O/\ ^Q^
and Pointsettia of course... here we have this plant ONLY in December (for Christmas time) and very difficult to keep them more than 2-3 months :evil:
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:05 am

Very nice, STF \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Flutterby » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:22 am

Nice pic of the Boubou...never had one of those in our garden. \O And the White-eyes are difficult to photograph - they like to hide!! -O

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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Amoli » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:46 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\ Southern bou-bou ....

I must have a good look at this birdie as I am sure I have seen one before but gave it another name.. 0- 0-

starlings around also - your pics are good \O

Just provide a little bath for those white eyes and you will have loads of fun.. -O -O -O
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks so much for the lovely comments everyone.
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by Richprins » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:33 pm

Nice, stf!

That boubou also looks a bit funny to me...watched them a long time in Pta as a youth...different bill and posture, more like Cape robin, but without the white eyebrow? Maybe a juvenile one way or the other...or my memory shot!? -O
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Re: Garden Bird Pics!!

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:22 am

Thanks for the comments RP. I have two of them around and it is so nice to hear them calling.
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