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Old 09-05-2012   #1
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Well - sort of.
This bird did make me very happy indeed.
We were walking in a garden in Queensland on a recent trip to the tropical north of Australia, and I was photographing flowers, when this bird jumped onto the birdbath very close to us and I snatched a shot. Had the 14-42mm lens on, so this was the best I could do, but I am pretty sure it is a Satin Bowerbird.
A real treat for us southerners if I am right.




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Hi Lyn, nice shot it looks like there is a fish in the birdbath, But I'm sure there's not. BTW interesting bird, I hope some one here will confirm the ID for you.
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Just did a google search and it does indeed look like a Satin Bowerbird. Well caught Lyn and I like the intense blue of it's eye.
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Hi Lyn, nice shot it looks like there is a fish in the birdbath, But I'm sure there's not. BTW interesting bird, I hope some one here will confirm the ID for you.
Thanks John - It does look like a fish doesn't it, but I think just an orange leaf. I hope so, the fish wouldn't last long in that shallow water!
It is definitely a male Satin Bowerbird. I have know learned that they don't get those blue/black feathers until they are 7 years old.
They are Dimorphic (had to look that one up!) and the female has totally different plumage. Interesting birds how they gather blue objects to decorate their bowers to attract the girls.
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Thanks Kevin and Martin - I was thrilled with this one as we don't get them in South Australia - and such an unexpected capture. Made my day!
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Nice capture.
And you did not wait for him to take a bath
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Lovely shot Lyn
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And you did not wait for him to take a bath
Hi Bobo - we did watch him bathe! He was very enthusiastic and by the time he was finished there wasn't any water left in the bath at all!
I took a couple of snaps of that too, but deleted them as all you could see was a blur of splashed water!
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Lovely shot Lyn
Thanks Gautam - a first photo of a bird is always a thrill!


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