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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm

Hi nan. We call them budgies here. We do not get them in the wild so I can safely say that it has escaped from a home somewhere.

He has been around for a few weeks now and even survived the very heavy rains we had a few weeks ago.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:24 pm

\O brave little one
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:29 am

Finally free!! O:V
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:17 am

Lovely pics stf. \O Hope he survives winter. O-/

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Your winter usually isn't minus degrees - or is it? :-?
I would think, it should be able to make it. Maybe needs a bit of extra food. -O-
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Amoli » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:42 pm

Lovely little parakeet STF - hope it stays strong.. ;-)

Mel, in Johannesburg we could go to -1 at times, but it doesn't last for days.

Here are some of my recent garden pics..

A grey go-away bird

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An immature Karoo Thrush

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Dark capped bulbul

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Common Fiscal

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:16 pm

Nice variety, amoli O:V O:V
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:21 pm

Lovely, Amoli! And thanks for the info on the winter temps. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:25 pm

what a chance to have those in your garden O/\ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:32 pm

Thanks very much for the positive comments everyone.

Mel, here in Pretoria we hardly ever go below 0 degrees as we are slightly warmer than Johannesburg.

I am sure the little fellow will make it through winter.

Unfortunately we will not know as we have sold our house and move out on Monday 7 April 2014.

Our new home only has about two trees in the garden so our chances of seeing lots of garden birds is remote.
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