Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:37 pm

Gory stuff!! :shock:

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:01 pm

I think the most orange is the male... (maybe the second photo of the first serie... maybe)

and is a Shrike, made to kill O-/
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:08 pm

You have a good view over the death penalty chambers.... :-0 :-0

Super pictures and showing what the birds' name means \O

This one is still on my wishlist. ;-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Duke » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Great sequence leachy :-)

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:59 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Stunning sequences of the Grey-headed Bush-shrikes Leachy. \O ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

I was also going to suggest the same as Nan has that the one with more orange on the breast is the male, but on doing a bit of reading up, the sexes are alike. If you can observe them, the male will be bringing in food to the female and she will solicit from him with trembling wings. The male will also be the one singing the ghostly sounding song. If you can seperate which is which from behaviour, that will tell you which sex the one with most orange on the breast is and vice-versa.

Great Touraco pics earlier as well. :shock: ^Q^ \O


STF - lovely pics of the Mousebirds. \O ^Q^ O/\
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:16 pm

Thanks for the infos Dewi \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:47 am

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

wednesday was a busy day...

they slaughtered a skink....

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wedged him in the tree ....

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dewi......thanks for the information.....

this would then be the female as you can she her exhibiting the

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i can only guess that this might be the torso of a slug moth larvae
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:54 am

well observed \O
they are very activ O-/
have they already family to feed -O-

magnificent pictures ^Q^
and now better than the TV... to follow these birds, new episode each day :-0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sprocky » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:51 am

:shock: Absolutely phenomenal sequence of images!!! Well done leachy!!!! \O
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