Monday, August 17, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly ~ 22 New Holland Honeyeater + 1

New Holland Honeyeater, Phylidonyris novaehollandiae,



As luck would have it, when I looked at this on my
screen, I realised I got two for one!



While the Honeyeater was concerned with a Wattlebird
muscling in on the same Grevillea bush, the little Yellow
Rumped Thornbill was foraging in the safety of his loud
presence.



After a while the Honeyeater obviously realised he
was not alone but chose to ignore the little fellow,



while loudly protesting the presence of the larger bird.

To finish off, a blur in flight....



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23 comments:

  1. Oh, that is marvelous to find the wattlebird there! It is a delight to observe the birds in the wild. I am fascinated just watching the warblers build their nests in our neighbor's tree. Our birds in the backyard are gone, the extreme heat must have driven them away.

    I hear you. I really hear you and I am listening. 6 weeks sounds very long, 1.5 months is better. Only someone I love may use the word "idiotic" and make me smile instead of fume. :)

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  2. I love it, I just love it ... the last sentence ..."a blur in flight"

    Oh give me a world full of birds ...

    Thanks for the visit and the well-wishes. No more turning back Arija. But I love to be called "Old Woman" lol

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  3. Looks rather like our northern Yellow-Rumped Warbler!

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  4. What a pretty little bird, it took me a minute to see the other one!
    Sunny :)

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  5. We don't have those down south but what a beautiful bird; beautiful photo.

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  6. He is a beautiful fellow. I think photographing birds is very difficult. You have done well.

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  7. A great set of photos and a nice tekst to them, Arija!

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  8. Taking birds' photos is a hard work, indeed. I know it from my own experience. I have only managed to take photos of pigeons, sparrow and magpie so far. I like that cute little bird and the yellow color on its wings. This is another beautiful series of photos that I really enjoyed.

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  9. Hi. Thanks for dropping by my blog. You guys are lucky to see birds flying freely from your part of the world. I seldom see birds like these unless I go to a zoo.

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  10. You did get two for one! Beautiful.

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  11. What a beautiful bird the Honeyeater is!

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  12. Great captures and luck to get more than what you thought.

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  13. Arija: Certainly a beautiful bird and you got some neat photos.

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  14. So excellent! What a lovely bird.

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  15. Wonderful series of photos. Such a happy surprise to see the other little bird. Thank you also for commenting on my 'uh-oh' post. Really appreciate the in-put.

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  16. What lovely birds, especially the honeyeater with the streak of yellow on its breast. Seeing them in their natural habitat intensifies their beauty all the more.

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  17. A very delightful bird. Thanks for showing.

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  18. Love the "blur in flight"...one can almost feel those flapping wings trembling in air :)

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  19. Lovely shot of the Honeyeater and you even got a bonus!!

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  20. A nice set of photos. Bird interaction is so interesting. I watched the Lorikeets and Blue-faced Honeyeaters disagreeing about their space the other day and meanwhile a Brown Honeyeater flew in and out ignored by both.

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  21. Marvelous captures as always, Arija! And what a lovely little bird. I, too, love the "a blur in flight", perfect!

    Have a lovely week!

    Sylvia

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  22. These pictures are great.The birds remind me of some of our warblers.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  23. Great capture Arija! It's interesting how many things we don't see when we are photographing birds. I often find other birds and creatures in the photos I take. What a great surprise!

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