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Old Aug 15, 2004, 9:22 AM   #1
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took these shots today. quick snaps (no tripod) rebel with 300m lens



we call these "butcher birds"











the next two shots are the same bird, I have no Idea what it is.











And these last two are the Honeyeaters in my backyard











The first honey eater shot I put the blue background in with photoshop.
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Hi Aladyforty,

#1 & #5 were worth the wait for the others to load, you have some fine pictures there. Albany is a wonderful place with a lot of wildlife about.

In #5 I noticed an area that does not match up around the White Cheeked Honey Eaters beak that needs a litlle attention, or is it a New Holland Honey Eater? I find both vatieties so easy to mix up.

#1 & #2 I might add are a Mud Lark or Magpie Lark and no relative of the Butcher Bird. The Butcher Bird I am most familiar with is almost wholly grey with a white underbelly with a black hood and long beak with a hook on the end. I am not sure if the beak is yellow or black - maybe someone else might know?

The other bird, I am not sure, though it appear to be a wren, maybe a Grey Fantail? The underbelly does appear to be quite striking though for this variety.

Keep up your good work, I look forward to seeing more of it.

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Hi Aladyforty,

#1 & #5 were worth the wait for the others to load, you have some fine pictures there. Albany is a wonderful place with a lot of wildlife about.

In #5 I noticed an area that does not match up around the White Cheeked Honey Eaters beak that needs a litlle attention, or is it a New Holland Honey Eater? I find both vatieties so easy to mix up.

#1 & #2 I might add are a Mud Lark or Magpie Lark and no relative of the Butcher Bird. The Butcher Bird I am most familiar with is almost wholly grey with a white underbelly with a black hood and long beak with a hook on the end. I am not sure if the beak is yellow or black - maybe someone else might know?

The other bird, I am not sure, though it appear to be a wren, maybe a Grey Fantail? The underbelly does appear to be quite striking though for this variety.

Keep up your good work, I look forward to seeing more of it.

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Thanks for the reply. Yes I just noticed the area around the beak on the honey eater (It is a new holland honeyeater) it was a quick job:-). Thanks for the info on the magpie lark. I love trying to get shots of birds. we seem to have plenty of honey eaters around here.


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Nice job. I like 1,2 and 5

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I absolutely love that butcherbird

I want to photograph it too!!!





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Old Aug 17, 2004, 4:42 AM   #6
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which one??? The honey eater????
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