The Decision.

Yesterday, I had the joy of watching, and capturing a young male Downy Woodpecker, perched in the Lilac, making the portentous decision to invade the finch filled feeder tray. I was lucky enough to get the start of the takeoff, but missed the flight, in spite of continuous shooting. Click for full size!

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35 Degrees South: Wild Parrots.

From Lofty, who says: Parrots out in the wild are of course wary of humans and very quick to fly out of camera range. With my zoom maxxed out I actually framed my first two parrots, a Crimson Rosella high up a tree at home and two Galahs hiding near a grass patch.  I need to practice more… Yep, when it comes to dinosaurs, practice,practice, practice! I’d be pretty excited to see wild parrots. Click for full size!

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The Daily Bird #297.

A gorgeous Ibis, from Gobi, who says: These enormous clumsy birds are like pigeons in my city – they hang around parks and steal food from people! Pigeons and Doves I have, but not Ibises! I’m jealous. This is the sister species of the Sacred Ibis. Absolutely click for full size.

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