Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:39 pm

Absolutely excellent pics Sharifa and STF ^Q^ ^Q^ I love the destruction pics.. O:V

I also took a serie of pics with the 'nest-building' last weekend. I was fascinated ;-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:48 am

Lovely pics Sharifa and stf! \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sharifa » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:42 pm

Amazing photos of the destruction stf \O
^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
Will keep an eye on the nest for the little ones Lisbeth :-)

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:06 pm

Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods, Sharifa and stf. -O
Lovely to see the weavers preparing for the breeding season. :-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:28 am

Thanks to all for the lovely compliments.

Here are some more of our garden birds taken over the past few days PLUS another first.

I think this is a Scarlet-chested sunbird.
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Could this be his S.O. or a chick.
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Southern masked weaver.
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Green wood hoopoe. Photos taken by Joan.
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Cape robin-chat.
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I had seen this fellow in my garden twice before but never had the camera available. Today I was ready.

African olive pigeon.
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Then he flew off before I could set the camera shooting speed.
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I also saw my first two swallows yesterday so summer is on the way together with the birds that come with it.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:40 am

Wow, these are lovely birds and again great photos O\/ O\/ O\/ O\/

The sunbird is not a scarlet-chested one, not sure what it is, I am only good at knowing what it is not =O: but would think: Amethyst -O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:47 am

Amethyst! \O Great sighting...why don't I see birds like that in my garden?? :O^

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:41 pm

You sure have a nice collection of birds coming to your garden \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Flutterby wrote:Amethyst! \O Great sighting...why don't I see birds like that in my garden?? :O^
I feel kinda reassured that it's not only the case in my garden. 0*\

Wonderful, stf - must be great fun to go birding in the own back yard. O:V
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:16 pm

Toko wrote:Wow, these are lovely birds and again great photos

The sunbird is not a scarlet-chested one, not sure what it is, I am only good at knowing what it is not but would think: Amethyst
Flutterby wrote:Amethyst! Great sighting...why don't I see birds like that in my garden??
Thanks for the ID Toko and the confirmation Flutterby.

Lisbeth wrote:You sure have a nice collection of birds coming to your garden
Mel wrote:I feel kinda reassured that it's not only the case in my garden.

Wonderful, stf - must be great fun to go birding in the own back yard.
Thanks everybody. You make feel like I have an aviary in my garden. I must say that it is so nice to out and see and listen to all the different birds and their chatter.
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