Garden Bird Pictures

Discussions and information on all Southern African Birds
User avatar
Flutterby
Site Admin
Posts: 49028
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:28 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:10 am

Mrs Barbet also came to visit but she didn't seem very impressed! O**

I've been told that if they are going in through the top they will eventually abandon the nest because rain will get inside...silly birds!! :O^ So now I must seal the top and bottom of the log. 0*\

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64069
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:50 am

Another disaster in the Flutterby household lol
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

RobertT
Posts: 2595
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:58 am
Location: Fourways

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by RobertT » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:29 pm

Put a roof over it by fixing something just above it to tree?

Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:17 pm

I doubt my neighbours ever get to eat any of their grapes.

But this young Starling is quite happy they still try!

The selection is made:

Image

Smack!

Image

Check that it's open.

Image

Breakfast.

Image

User avatar
Toko
Posts: 34047
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:29 pm
Country: -

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:20 pm

Breakfast techniques - how to peel grapes O:V O:V O:V

User avatar
Mel
Global Moderator
Posts: 32803
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Germany
Location: Wolfsburg

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:58 pm

Clever bird! Gets rid of the rubbery skin. lol
God put me on earth to accomplish a certain amount of things. Right now I'm so far behind that I'll never die.

User avatar
nan
Posts: 35102
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 9:41 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Central Europe

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:15 pm

super O/\ and speaking photos ^Q^

the Starlings here (Common Starling) are the worst in the grapes fields 0*\
Kgalagadi lover… for ever

Peter Connan
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:05 pm
Country: South Africa

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:30 pm

Thanks guys.

A lot of birds are taking part in the grape-stealing operation. Over the last three days, I have also seen:
Cape Sparrow
Speckled Mousebird
Grey go-away bird
Masked Weaver
Crested Barbet
Black-collared Barbet
Indian Mynah
Hadedah Ibis

ExFmem
Posts: 3871
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:56 pm

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by ExFmem » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:21 pm

If those grape stealers were a little more patient, that could stomp out some fine wine! ..0.. X#X

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 64069
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:30 pm

That's a clever starling! O:V
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

Return to “Birds”