Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Buff-banded Rail

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

The other week a couple of friends told me that they had Buff-banded Rails (Gallirallus philippensis) which came and walked around their yard even when they were sitting out on their veranda and having morning or afternoon tea. I had seen and photographed a Rail a month or so ago but that one was quite a distance away and the photos were not very clear. So I was invited over for afternoon tea when the light was best and the Rail obligingly came out and walked around.

20 comments:

  1. wow! a photo op with a true model! :)

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  2. A lovely capture of a beautiful bird.. thanks for sharing this one.

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  3. Great close ups of a real beauty. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Lovely! I've never seen them before:)

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  5. Cracking pictures Mick.
    What a great visitor for afternoon tea! :-)

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  6. Brilliant birds to have in a yard. I'm jealous.

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  7. friends who share and serve tea, that's awesome!!

    i have never seen this bird before!! it's beautiful!!

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  8. What a beautiful Rail! Wonderful photos, are they shy birds?

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  9. Tea and a bird! Great idea, especially when the bird shows up. Fantastic images of the buff banded rail!

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  10. That's the right kind of friends to have, Mick. Friends who encourage Rails to wander around their yards, like chickens.
    Great shots.
    Denis

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  11. A couple of lovely photos there Mick.

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  12. that really sounds nice. To be sure they are coming to tea. :)

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  13. Tea and a photo op...those are great friends! Wonderful photos.

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great shot, man...
    greetings from Portugal.

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  15. Hi there - what a splendid set of pictures - not a bad bird for the garden list.

    Have not see Pied BB's on my local patch - but have seen then a way West in Victoria and in QLD's. What a great voice they have,

    Cheers Stewart M - Melbourne.

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  16. Wow Mick, what a treat! To see any rail in the yard has to be a super experience. This Buff-banded Rail is a beauty too and your photographs show it to perfection!

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  17. What a stunt Mick, a performing Rail! Great pics and story.

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