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Sprocky
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sprocky » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:50 pm

Stunning shots okie!!! \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:36 am

For the sake of repeating Sprocky I also agree - Stunning shots okie. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:35 pm

You are so lucky to have these in your garden! \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Super Mongoose » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:11 am

Stunning pics of the Sunbirds Okie, I just love your backyard more and more........
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:44 am

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

so......

you might remember a while back i had two grey headed bush shrikes

on a hunting spree outside my window........

they carried out this carnage for about three weeks ..

then they disappeared as suddenly as they had appeared.

at that time we had experienced a series of storms accompanied by high winds.

then one late afternoon, i heard their familiar feeding calls

i looked out and to my surprise and dismay i spotted their chick hopping about on the ground below

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we have a large amount of feral cats on the property and if this little one was going to be grounded

then he would not see the next sunrise

luckily for him he was able to flit about over short distances

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and he found his way onto the railing of the deck below
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where a frenzied feeding opportunity was able to take place
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from there he was able to make his way higher up into the safety of the branches...
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Super Mongoose » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:50 pm

Wow, how lucky can one be having "Spookvoëls" in your backyard! and then the chick too!

Where is Naspotie leachy?
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Great pics leachy! \O I hope he makes it...keep us posted. ;-)

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by leachy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:57 pm

Super Mongoose wrote:Wow, how lucky can one be having "Spookvoëls" in your backyard! and then the chick too!

Where is Naspotie leachy?
:-) :-) :-) :-)

hey super mongoose......................

naspotie is the local name for nelspruit...

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:03 pm

Okie - Sprocky - Leachy - super pics of super birds... thanks for sharing.. ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by BluTuna » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:04 pm

Super Mongoose wrote:Wow, how lucky can one be having "Spookvoëls" in your backyard!
We had one in our garden in Randburg for a couple of seasons about 2 years ago. I haven't heard it recently though.

Great pics Leachy \O
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