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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:34 am

Nice pics! \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:36 am

what a chance O/\
nice pictures ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:28 am

:-) :-) :-) :-)

thanks sprocky nan and flutters...

\O \O \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:38 am

:-) :-) :-) :-)

now i have no idea which is the male and which is the female.........????????

then after cleaning his bill on the tree

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it was time for a kill.........

here you can clearly see the prey...

a newborn chick

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they then slap it around on the branches

similar to the modus operandi of the kingfishers

and then they find a suitable spot between two branches

where they wedge it securely and start tugging it into more manageable size pieces..

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once they have managed to tear off something

they start devouring it or they fly off to their nest in a nearby tree

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and return later to the "pantry"

while the flies take the opportunity help themselves a bit...

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here we see the little feet of his his next victim.....

a gekko...

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sprocky » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:41 am

Excellent sequence leachy!!! \O

You have a perfect vantage point from your window. As bad as these birds are, the still fascinate me. X#X
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Twigga » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:01 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Great pictures Leachy ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Please forgive me - I am not the biggest birder - but I try. Last week one of these critters flew into my office, and it was something else to try and get it out without hurting itself too much

This a Grey-headed Bush-Shrike? Is it really a "Spookvoël" in afrikaans?

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sprocky » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:05 am

It is Twigga! \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Twigga » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:10 am

:-0

Interesting name - Thanks Sprocky \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:32 pm

Wow leachy, amazing pics! \O \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:24 pm

:-) :-) :-) :-)

thanks sprocky and twigga and flutters..

\O \O \O \O

so...

on the tuesday they had killed a lizard of sorts

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another chick....

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