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Nov 20, 2022 12:51 |  #3856

sogs wrote in post #19448163 (external link)
Very nice baby images!

thanks sogs, so cute and helpless …


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Nov 20, 2022 20:29 |  #3857

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Great capture. I like this image because of it shows the red tail, and it probably isn't easy to get such an image.


Thanks ...absolutely right about difficulty getting red tail feathers showing like this guy did ...FYI . When they are eating they tend to have the tail feathers closed and are normally obscured within the tree foliage or by a branch . And when flying they are normally either flying away because they have been spooked by me getting to close to them in the tree or at best side on again obscuring tail feathers. Once in a blue moon though they will get comfortable with me being around ( as long as Im at a reasonable distance which the 600mm helps with) and they then start flying back and forward between trees for food which is exactly what happened in this case giving me a clear shot of its tail feathers


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Nov 21, 2022 04:01 |  #3858

sogs wrote in post #19448408 (external link)
In the first photo his face looks like he's never going to eat again. Nice captures!

Nice image! He already has the little wattles!

Many thanks Sogs
yes the little tacker looks rather stuffed with tucker :-)

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Red-tail Cockatoo from today- Redcliff NT

Clipper this really is an awesome capture
Interesting explanation re its show of colours.
Really makes this image special. Very nicely captured.



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Nov 21, 2022 04:31 |  #3859

this morning we were sitting in bed at crack of dawn and a butcherbird lobbed on a branch outside when a blackbird decided to fly past.
Bad mistake. I have never seen a bird move so fast. If you think cats are fast then this would probably have beaten one.
The butcherbird was up like a flash and off with its prey, leaving a single feather to fall to the ground.
Amazing experience. No photos though :-(

Today I found two baby wrens hiding in the bushes. There are two males and a female attached to this family so it seems.
Not good photos as they were in amongst the leaves and tiny branches plus depth of field was an issue.

Superb Fairy Wren - mum and two youngsters

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dad - well one of the 2 males

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Nov 21, 2022 05:04 |  #3860

we had some excavations happening today and topsoil was piled to the side.
The wrens had a field day with the countless small grubs and insects that were revealed.
Interesting this was about 20 metres from the 2 juniors and the parents pigged out on these and only once did I see one fly across to the young.

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Nov 21, 2022 09:54 |  #3861

avondale87 wrote in post #19448688 (external link)
this morning we were sitting in bed at crack of dawn and a butcherbird lobbed on a branch outside when a blackbird decided to fly past.
Bad mistake. I have never seen a bird move so fast. If you think cats are fast then this would probably have beaten one.
The butcherbird was up like a flash and off with its prey, leaving a single feather to fall to the ground.
Amazing experience. No photos though :-(

Today I found two baby wrens hiding in the bushes. There are two males and a female attached to this family so it seems.
Not good photos as they were in amongst the leaves and tiny branches plus depth of field was an issue.

Superb Fairy Wren - mum and two youngsters
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dad - well one of the 2 males

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avondale87 wrote in post #19448699 (external link)
we had some excavations happening today and topsoil was piled to the side.
The wrens had a field day with the countless small grubs and insects that were revealed.
Interesting this was about 20 metres from the 2 juniors and the parents pigged out on these and only once did I see one fly across to the young.

male and female Superb Fairy Wren

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An excellent set of pictures, Richard.:-)
Sad about the incident with the Butcherbird, though.:-(


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Nov 21, 2022 10:34 |  #3862

Red Collard Lorikeet from yesterday - East Point NT

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Nov 22, 2022 02:36 |  #3863

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19448760 (external link)
An excellent set of pictures, Richard.:-)
Sad about the incident with the Butcherbird, though.:-(

Thanks Ray
It was a blackbird :rolleyes: , so not quite the same as a wren or native.
Today there was a Kookaburra on the ground outside the wren family home.
It flew off when I approached.
Hopefully it wasn't eyeing off the wrens :-(

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Red Collard Lorikeet from yesterday - East Point NT

Clipper this too is very nice indeed.
Beautiful colours and detail.
Have you managed to capture one in flight? That would be showy with the colours and markings it has



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Nov 22, 2022 02:55 |  #3864

avondale87 wrote in post #19448688 (external link)
this morning we were sitting in bed at crack of dawn and a butcherbird lobbed on a branch outside when a blackbird decided to fly past.
Bad mistake. I have never seen a bird move so fast. If you think cats are fast then this would probably have beaten one.
The butcherbird was up like a flash and off with its prey, leaving a single feather to fall to the ground.
Amazing experience. No photos though :-(

Today I found two baby wrens hiding in the bushes. There are two males and a female attached to this family so it seems.
Not good photos as they were in amongst the leaves and tiny branches plus depth of field was an issue.

Superb Fairy Wren - mum and two youngsters
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I would have thought that a blackbird is too big for a butcherbird.

Hopefully the kookaburra leaves the wrens alone in peace.




  
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Nov 22, 2022 03:03 |  #3865

well today was a blast. I was able to get quite close to the Superb Fairy Wrens and they put on a real show.
They really are used to my presence and all ages just sit and gaze about whilst I stand literally in front and about 10-12 feet away. :-)
Dad and one of the juniors (other is also there at left). Latter has appearance of a female but at that age not sure if eye lore colour is the give-away?

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Nov 22, 2022 03:08 |  #3866

Lyn2011 wrote in post #19448996 (external link)
I would have thought that a blackbird is too big for a butcherbird.

Hopefully the kookaburra leaves the wrens alone in peace.

Lyn we both saw the event but it went so quick I wouldn't lay bets on what it was.
Both of us thought there was a bird down in the grass that had been knocked off course by the Butcherbird but when I got outside only the feather was there and my wife hadn't seen anything leave the scene.
Maybe it did survive and it too flew off but minus a tail feather (about 100mm long) ?



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Nov 22, 2022 03:13 |  #3867

Sorry - I'll have to desist from posting - or at least wrens :rolleyes:
It's just too easy. Walk up to them, talk nicely and they put on their nicest behaviour :lol:

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female Superb Fairy Wren

I could take orders :-P
What would you like? 2 males posing together, mum and two juniors, just mum, just dad....
Money for old rope as they say.

Seriously though I have never known such wonderful interaction between them and I :-)


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Nov 22, 2022 03:17 |  #3868

avondale87 wrote in post #19449001 (external link)
Sorry - I'll have to desist from posting - or at least wrens :rolleyes:
It's just too easy. Walk up to them, talk nicely and they put on their nicest behaviour :lol:


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I could take orders :-P
What would you like? 2 males posing together, mum and two juniors, just mum, just dad....
Money for old rope as they say.

Seriously though I have never known such wonderful interaction between them and I :-)

Hah - looks quite windy Richard, her petticoat is being exposed...;-)a.

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Nov 22, 2022 03:19 |  #3869

nardes wrote in post #19449003 (external link)
Hah - looks quite windy Richard, her petticoat is being exposed...;-)a.

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spot on Dennis
we are in the midst of severe and damaging winds
And SNOW to 500 metres :rolleyes:
Trees and powerlines down - and everything here rattles. Not nice, but we are okay here



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Nov 22, 2022 06:37 |  #3870

avondale87 wrote in post #19449005 (external link)
spot on Dennis
we are in the midst of severe and damaging winds
And SNOW to 500 metres :rolleyes:
Trees and powerlines down - and everything here rattles. Not nice, but we are okay here

And you're only a week away from summer!


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