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Old Mar 31, 2006, 7:25 AM   #1
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These little chaps visited our garden this morning - they make a little squeaking sound, my wife says they sound like a minature wheel-barrow that needs oil.


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Old Mar 31, 2006, 7:27 AM   #2
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Birds canappear quite odd looking when facing them front-on :?
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 7:30 AM   #3
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My favourite shot of this liitle bird
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 9:00 AM   #4
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Enjoyed these very much!
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 9:01 AM   #5
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Me too. This is a very expressive little guy!

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Old Mar 31, 2006, 9:15 AM   #6
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I love that white eye ring Jake and you did the bird justice with some really good captures!
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 11:02 AM   #7
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Awesome! Looks like he had a little too much caffeine in the second one :-)
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Old Apr 1, 2006, 5:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys - This chap weighs in at about 10g, the Fairy Flycatcher, Southern Africa's lightest bird [6g !!]arrives [occassionaly] in our gardennear winter, I would really like to capture it, although they NEVER sit still, one has to really be quick to nab it.

Julie, if you look in - It seems that your "silver-eyes" in the land of OZ aresimilar if not the same as our white-eyes ?
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Beautiful shots Jake! Looks like this little fella' has some attitude....thekman.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 5:42 AM   #10
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Hi JakeTPegg,

Great photos, I particularly like the 1st one (and the 3rd one too). Yes, he looks a bit weird in the 2nd photo... but as you said many birds do "straight on".

I alsoLOVE the type of tree (acacia isn't it?) that the bird is sitting on in the 1st photo. They are a type of "bottle brush" variety, if I'm right (I'm originally from Australia). Seeing that photo of the part of the tree made me homesick! :roll:

Here is a photo of a similar or related tree (note the same leaves) but with the "bottle brush" in full blossom, from last time I was in Australia. Imagine if that little fella would be sitting on the tree branch, what a combination of colours (yellow, red and green!)

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