Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bird Battles!

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Over the last few days my normally quiet yard has become a noisy battleground.
The smallest birds which visit my yard are Brown Honeyeaters and I can usually count on hearing them singing from one of the grevillea trees.  When their usual singing became angry squawks  I went out to investigate.  The grevilleas had been invaded by White-cheeked Honeyeaters! These birds are only slightly larger than the Brown Honeyeaters and it has been a major battle since they arrived.  They don't seem to actually make contact - it is enough to dive towards the other bird and then retreat to another more secluded branch and angrily scold each other.  It will be interesting to see if they learn to share - or if one or the other will have to retreat somewhere else.
These are not perfect 'birdy' portraits but at this stage it seems important to stay hidden in among the flowers and leaves!


27 comments:

  1. Fantastic shots of beautiful nature gems ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ ^_^

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  2. I always enjoy seeing Honeyeaters Mick. I hope to see them in person someday!

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  3. 2 beauties we don't see here. thank you for sharing!

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  4. Great photo and a great post for WBW too!

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  5. I'd love to see one of those Honeyeaters. Beautiful.

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  6. Nice job with these little beauties!

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  7. Very cool spottings. It was exciting here this past weekend when a fleet of warblers came in a wave over the canopy of trees. It was a small bird invasion of noise....warblers, titmice, sparrows....incredible show. Sounds like you got the opportunity to get the same views:) Lots of fun.

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  8. Beautiful -- I wish I could see them 'in person'.....I think they'd be worth any amount of noise.

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  9. beautiful birds both of them; it's a busy time ofyear for them all competing

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  10. nice looking birds both of them. What a great opportunity to study them. :)

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  11. Wow, you do have some pretty yardbirds. They are both very pretty birds. They must be cool to watch. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. lovely honeyeaters...nice close up shots too Mick...beauty bird.

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  13. Interesting in that are they fighting over the same source of honey and aren't there lots of other foods about for them. I'd love to be able to see honeyeaters in action.

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  14. Thank you for visiting us on "Les Fous du Cap" ;-)
    Great shots...
    Céline & Philippe

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  15. Interesting story and sweet birds, I think! We don't have them here in Sweden.
    Greetings Pia

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  16. Nice birds - the white cheeked is a lot like the New Holland - both good looking birds.

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

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  17. Sometimes branches get in the way :) Lovely pictures. Our birds can get quite noisy too :)

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  18. Okay, I see absolutely nothing 'wrong' with these photos...even tho they remain partially hidden in the tree branches....that's what makes them great. Not only the composition, but it shows the nature of the birds in all their glory.

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  19. Beautiful birds - must be nice to have them around the house :-)

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  20. Great captures, both beautiful birds.

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  21. Well, I think they are perfect! The birds themselves are in perfect focus and I love when they are surrounded with foliage!

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  22. What beautiful birds! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Simply gorgeous. The lighting in your photos makes the perfect photos even more so!!!


    Hootin' Anni @ Hootin' Anni's - Egret taking to flight
    and
    I'd Rather B Birdin - Cooper's Hawk

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