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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by 100ponder » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:34 am

We were alearted by our Macaw at 5 AM this morning ( 19 12 2014 ) and responding to his alarm calls saw this Spotted Eagle Owl perching on our balcony right in front of his over-night cage. We are not sure if he was attracted by the Macaw or using the pillar as a perch from where he must have had a good view of a large part of or garden.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by okie » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:16 am

Nice shot 100p \O

He was probably eyeing the macaw , thinking by himself , " wow , joseph in his amazing technicolor dream coat " O\/
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:13 am

wow... what a chance O/\
nice picture ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by 100ponder » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:28 pm

Okie, all I can say is "Jaaa Boet !" lol

Nan, Since the Macaw has his cage in a spot with a wide and elevated view of a large part of the garden we have seen monitor, numerous hawks and eagles and now the owl - all because he has a recognizable sound for far-off danger and an earth shattering alarm scream for nearby danger. Most of the time we would go and see what is exciting him and most often it is the local Fish Eagles who are regularly seen/heard 2 -3 times a day as they fly past.

We have many pelicans, woolly neck storks, herons, hadidas ( the Macaw's friends ) that fly past an none of them ever elicit a alarm call but surprisingly the Gray Headed Bush Shrikes makes Crush ( the Macaw ) very worried.

This brings me to another interesting observation we have made - Our Fork Tailed Drongos are like every-where else ruling the roost by chasing crows and the such-likes away but when the Gray Headed Bush Shrikes arrive the Drongos back off !

Gerrie.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:06 pm

interesting indeed \O ... and such a variety in your garden :-0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:34 pm

The owl looks like a sculpture O:V

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by 100ponder » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:29 pm

Another angle of the owl :-

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:34 pm

:-0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:03 pm

O:V

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:03 pm

Wow 100ponder - stunning photos of the eagle owl.

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