Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - Dogfight in the Sky

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, rain is not conducive 
to good bird shots

with a little morning light, a gang of 
NewHolland Honeyeaters
were making a lot of noise and playing tag


dive-bombing each other and exchanging a lot of
verbal flack


there were about a dozen of them, flying so fast I was 
surprised I caught any of them in my sights


sorry about the very mediocre shots of this spring like behaviour
now that winter has barely arrived.

Linking with Stewart's

27 comments:

  1. It is remarkable how aggressive and violent birds can be, isn't it? And the fiercest of all are the little humming birds!

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  2. Nice photos!
    A great post fot WBW!

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  3. They're sure, having a good time!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Great captures of very interesting bird behavior.

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  5. New Holland Honeyeaters.
    What a marvelous name!
    xo,
    p

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  6. Never say sorry about your postings Arija, I love the honeyeaters, I have never even seen one ...sometimes a shot may not look that good to you, but I am kinda tired of professional bird close ups and I enjoy seeing the activity of the birds from a normal perspective.

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  7. It is neat trying to catch the fast moving birds. Arija, thanks for sharing the Honeyeaters, another new world bird for me. Maybe I will get to see one someday.

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  8. Hardly ‘mediocre’, Arija – especially the third picture. I’d put that on a wall any day.

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  9. Great shot, hard to get when they're flighty. More signs of spring when it should be winter?

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  10. Lovely things. I spend a lot of time watching our birds - and am never disappointed. Thank you so much for giving us these.

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  11. Hi Arija These flight shots are not easy to get and you managed it well. Margaret

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  12. at least you have them out there to enjoy; nice pick up Arija

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  13. I can't see anything wrong with these shots Arija - there is a lovely clarity to them.
    Incidentally, regarding my friend and her collecting wool scraps - she is not a spinner, she is a felt-maker so will be able to use the wool.

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  14. It is a delight to watch these birds flying around singing!

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  15. Mediocre shots? No way! It's a lovely series.

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  16. Wonderful shot of birds in action.

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  17. Hi Arija...Nice to see any bird doing what the do best, and you caught them having a bit of a time together!!
    Grace
    Thanks for your comment!!

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  18. Lindas imágenes, puedo imaginar el parloteo y me encanta.

    Hasta la vista.

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  19. The Honeyeaters are just so pretty in the sunlight...very nice Arija~

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  20. Those birds are so exotic to me and I love seeing them and knowing something about their behaviro. And your photos look like my best bird photos, so pls don't apologize!

    We are traveling and I am reading and typing on my IPad..pls forgive any errors

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  21. Love watching the birds and their fun. Hope your winter isn't too dry.This Spring has been very wet here, but the garden is thriving. Guess I'd better not complain.

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  22. Arjia, though I am half a world away and in the opposite season from you I can feel the autumn in your photos and love the look of them! It feels so melancholy to me. I cannot imagine the sound though!

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