Wattlebird and the Interloper.

From Lofty. All photos are 1500 x 996, click for full size. Such a beautiful bird! This is a Red wattlebird, (Anthochaera carunculata).

Sitting at the window this morning I heard the “chirrup! chirrup” of the a wattle bird attacking its image in the driveway mirror on top of the woodshed. Once its mate arrived to watch its hero attacking the interloper the wattle bird had a quick preen and then rushed off.





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  1. Ice Swimmer says

    A fun sequence of pictures about very shapely birds.

    Today has started great, three gorgeous photo posts.

  2. Lofty says

    I had just enough time to grab the camera, focus it on max zoom, and fire away. 30 seconds later it was all over.

  3. quotetheunquote says

    Thanks, Lofty, for the photos.

    Interesting how common this kind of behaviour is, even across continents. Here, it’s mostly Northern Cardinals that get all het up over such “interlopers”.


  4. blf says

    Those are extraterrestrial reptilians disguised as rats-in-a-puppet sending a message to their invisible spacefleet. The mildly deranged penguin says not to worry, she managed to decode some of the message, “—ly stupid disguise fools n—” (reptilian “mirror” rattling is not as expressive as Librarian).

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