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Old Nov 15, 2011, 4:14 PM   #11
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Paul, these last 2 are fantastic. Beautiful feathers, but sure seems to have an attitude!!
Thanks again, Saly

Yes indeed- the New Holland Honeyeaters do manage to put on a face that displays some 'attitude'! I'm attaching two more photos that I took in the last few days.

This bird is clinging to a stalk of lemongrass in my vegetable garden. I like the feather detail in this shot.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 4:33 PM   #12
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Default On Grevillea with colour

Here is another photo... I particularly like the colours of the grevillea flower that this little friend is perched on.

I will search for another photo that I took a few weeks ago, and post some time later when I find it - where I have 2 New Holland Honeyeaters looking at each other, and they really 'appear' to have 'attitude' between each other!! Lol

Till then, thanks again

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 12:42 AM   #13
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Fantastic shots Paul. I love the New Hollands, they sing so beautifully and always seem to be such happy little birds.
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 2:34 PM   #14
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G'day Paul

Tiz funny matey - I see these & others daily and become blase about them
Also & regrettably, the town area in & around Tuncurry here in NSW is dominated by that imported pest, the Indian Miner which as you will know, aggressively drives out any other birds from its newly sequested region

Yesterday I watched a small Willy Wagtail hammering away at a Kookaburra, to persuade the much larger bird to leave its nesting area. As these 2 birds are natives, they are used to each other's antics, but all the same, it was fascinating to watch

I will post some pix into a new thread
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 4:37 PM   #15
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Hi Banksy

I agree with you... the New Holland Honeyeaters do seem to be happy, active, chirpy little birds - a bit like 'ants of the feathered kind' busy and interesting to look at (and not threatening).

Thanks for viewing and your post.

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G'day Phil

Thanks for writing. I do understand that it is possible to become blase about some wildlife when it's seen on a daily basis. Thankfully, so far I'm not at that stage with New Holland Honeyeaters.

Probably also because I lived in a few different countries in Europe for several years, and usually in places where there were very few birds or animals around... I appreciate the 'nearby nature' that Australia can offer even in many suburbs.

The Indian Miner is a nasty imported pest indeed. There are some around Adelaide, and it's a shame to see them (and other imported species) taking over some areas. Hopefully there will be a solution to rid of all non-native species somehow... Australia's ecology is so unique, and yet so fragile.

I looked and commented on your very interesting thread of the small Willy Wagtail 'shoo-ing away' the kookaburra. That was great to see. About a week ago, I was outside doing some gardening in my vegie patch, and I heard the clear alarmed squark of a few magpies. I looked up, and a sulpher crested cockatoo was flying low, and had obviously got too close to some magpies (and supposedly their nest/ young).

The cockatoo flew (more or less glided) directly above me, probably about 10 to 15 metres up, while the 3 magpies were creating a din, and quite viciously swooping, trying to attack the cockatoo. It flew away, in the south west direction (it was evening), and the 3 magpies kept up the chase for a while, to ensure it knew not to come back. I didn't have any chance to get my camera, but I enjoyed the natural spectacle nevertheless.

Here is a photo which I think shows how the New Holland Honeyeaters can looking 'glaringly' (at each other, or something else) when their pupils are small, and their body language also looks like they have 'attitude' Even though I beleive they're 'sweet birds at heart' - they are quite 'expressive' I find, and sometimes like this, they do look like they can have quite an amount of 'attitude'.

Thanks all again for viewing & commenting. Always appreciated.

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These are some beautiful bird pics.
Thanks for sharing.
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Paul, these last 2 are fantastic. Beautiful feathers, but sure seems to have an attitude!!
I'll echo JJ on this. All are really well done, though.
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Paul, fantastic collection of images!
I am, in fact, feeling jealous that you see these birds often.
Waiting for more of these.
Thanks.
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G'day Paul

As with others ^ ... wonderful images mate - well done

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