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    These two were at the exercise park on Wednesday, this afternoon they've moved about 500m, nearer our house (not my own pic, off our local Facebook) guessing they've lost their way home as there's an aviary with I think 16 macaws a little further along at the indoor football Hooligan Arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    There was an Australian racehorse which was named Drongo after the bird species. The racehorse was woefully unsuccessful, which is where the antipodean pejorative word Drongo comes from.
    Some better shots of the spangled drongos, although the camera would not focus well with all the background foliage.

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    They were having a ball in the sunshine today perched on the balcony railing and swooping out to catch bees from my hanging bee nests.

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    Gorgeous irridescent shimmering on their plumage (I guess that is what spangled means in Strayan patois).

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    A Blue Tit just outside my house

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    Cockatoos swooped in at dawn to try and raid my succulents

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    But I was out on the balcony like a shot to shoo them off my prize pot-plants

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    They are not shy and just stared at at me vacantly as I walked up to them perched on the railing but eventually decided to reconvene on the roof at their own leisurely and noisy pace

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    Something fascinating going on down below

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    Sulphur crest display to show they don't give a fook and will be back to peck my precious prizes anon

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    hab you got a pellet wyfle

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    A BOOMERang would be more eco-friendly. Ask one of your older, predujiced neighbours if they have one.

    Not only reusable, but HR would give it a thumbs up for cultural inclusion. Win-win for everyone except the squawking parrots.

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    The feral Parakeets of London, this one in Dulwich Wood.

    Feral parakeets in Great Britain - Wikipedia

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    [QUOTE=Bonecollector;4594656]The feral Parakeets of London, this one in Dulwich Wood.

    Feral parakeets in Great Britain - Wikipedia



    Lovely Handy for Horniman eh, used to walk past there in my school days never saw such splendid birds in a colder smoggier era?

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    [QUOTE=david44;4594659]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    The feral Parakeets of London, this one in Dulwich Wood.

    Feral parakeets in Great Britain - Wikipedia


    Lovely Handy for Horniman eh, used to walk past there in my school days never saw such splendid birds in a colder smoggier era?
    And what a hidden treasure the Horniman museum is WOOF, we have already enjoyed more than a few walks through the woods to the Horniman and back via The Wood House pub. What years were you creeping the area David?

    It would appear these colourful fuckers have been at it since the 50's

    Mendy, definitely a trip for yourself and your daughter when you are next in London. You can get the train from London Victoria - Sydenham Hill - walk through the woods to the Horniman museum, some grub at The Wood House pub and then back down the hill to the station.
    One should listen twice as much as one speaks

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    The drongos are back!

    Sometime last year we had a pair of Drongos in our wild area by the water monitor pond; and this week, two drongos.

    Maybe the same couple. Or not.


    Greater racquet-tailed drongo Dicrurus paradiseus- not my own pic from Thai National Parks

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    Cool. The drongos around here aren’t as fancy.

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    ^^beautiful blue iridescence to the plumage and super delicate danglies


    One of the butchers tried to latch onto my face like a space-alien today

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    Mr Magpie was back at feeding time (he brought a +1 friend with him this time but she was too shy to sample the hotdogs)

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    But even he is too timid to eat from my hand or get much closer than this, so the the little butcher birds still have him at a calorific disadvantage

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    With all the talk of the nasty things you find in Oz I thought I show one of the coolest birds in the world. The Australian Lyre Bird. It's quite shy and reclusive but can be heard in forest just outside of Melbourne. I have heard it many times. As an imitator of everything from other birds to human sounds it has no peers. There are longer videos if you wish to appreciate the full repertoire of this amazing bird.


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