Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:41 pm

wow Amoli... superb ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:51 pm

:-? :-? :-? courtship feeding - are weavers used to do?

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:46 pm

In fact it does not look like a fledling :-? But the flapping wings? :-?
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:16 pm

I wouldn't dismiss the idea of it being fledgling. Last time in KTP I was surprised how big the little ones were
and they were still begging for food (wings flapping and all). As soon as mum or dad were gone, they were
perfectly able to forage themselves. 0-
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:22 pm

But only the female is supposed to feed the young :-?

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:27 pm

I've watched blackbird dads feeding their youngsters. -O-
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:35 pm

That's normal, Mel, :-) both parents feed young in blackbirds, but not in thick-billed weavers ^0^

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:18 pm

Interesting. :-?

At no stage did the female even try and feed herself. Could this be dependent submission on her part. :-?
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Great sequence Amoli! \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Super Mongoose » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:53 am

Stunning sighting Amoli! Very special and rare, great pics! Captured very well I think!
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