Monday, October 6, 2008

White-breasted Woodswallow

I was on an early morning walk along the bayside when this White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus) obligingly posed on the branch of a dead tree. At this hour of the morning the sky seems such an intense blue but without the glare of later in the day.
I frequently see these birds in this area although they don't always sit where I can get photos.
Have a look at the Bird Photography Weekly site.

11 comments:

  1. I love the way they always huddle up together. One of our techies looked after a woodswallow that had collided with something or other and need some TLC for a while. While she was doing paperwork, she would sit with her free hand in the cage so the bird has something to cooch up next to.

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  2. Hi Snail, I have seen them all huddled together when they are roosting but had no idea that they would transfer that to a carer! Really nice story, thanks.

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  3. Nice catch - I particularly like that third shot.

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  4. Thanks Mosura - it really looks like togetherness I think.

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  5. Me too for the third one, beaut pose by beaut birds.

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  6. Nice catch.
    I got lots of dusky woodswallows at dawn in St.George.
    Was a bit surprised to see them feeding on Gum blossoms.

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  7. Great shots! I would love to see these someday.

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  8. Yes, the 3rd shoot is my pick.

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  9. Hi Mick
    They are such nicely designed birds - very Art Deco in style, I always think.
    Lovely photos. I agree with the others re photo 3.
    Denis

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  10. Thanks for your comments Arija, Birdfreak, Tabib and Denis. I like your idea, Denis, that they have an 'art deco' style.

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