Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:03 pm

Here are some of the birds that I have managed to photos of in our new garden.

Is this a female weaver?
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A young dove basking in the evening sun.
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Someone's pet ( I think) came to visit and have a meal with some friends. Can anyone tell what parakeet this is.

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Grey Go-away-bird.
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Seen but not photographed.

Black-collared Barbet
Red-headed Finch
Speckled Pigeon
Dark-capped Bulbul
Common Mynah - far too many for comfort.

and the usual other gang members.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:15 pm

Great pics from your garden STF. \O

Closest I can find for the exotic visitor is Fischer's Lovebird from Tanzania, but the colours are much brighter than the photos I'm looking at. -O- Possibly due to captive breeding.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:26 pm

Dewi wrote:Closest I can find for the exotic visitor is Fischer's Lovebird from Tanzania, but the colours are much brighter than the photos I'm looking at. Possibly due to captive breeding.
Thanks very much for the compliment Dewi and for the Fischers Lovebird ID. \O \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Ooops - left these two out.

Cape White-eye.

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Cape Wagtail.

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The strange thing about this "Waggie" is that at our old home , 10 kilometres away, we hardly ever saw one, now we see plenty every day. -O- -O-
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:22 pm

Nice selection or birds in your new garden O:V \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:34 pm

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

Post by Mel » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:46 pm

Grmph... (this is jealousy speaking 0*\ )
The variety in your garden is much more exciting than over here, stf. O/\

Yet I'm happy with my catch of the day - a fieldfare on the roof opposite my balcony.

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Quite a noisy bird and its stance makes me believe that it is up to some mating. O**
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:09 pm

Wow Mel.

They are only Winter visitors here, so don't get to see them during the breeding season.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:28 pm

I don't even know what it is 0*\ May I have the name in another language please ;-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:29 pm

Wacholderdrossel

Good one, Mel ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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