25 January 2012

...frocklicking, fraternizing, feathered friends



 ...all's fine; just looks like a bad diving practice though, doesn't it?!

Since the Noisy Miners are taking up all the room, I'll just ...

try drinking out of this one!

while the Butcherbird waits his turn.

Following, is my first blog video-clip, Noisy Miner, Butcherbird, and the Mapgie.  Its making created a 1 a.m. marathon for me last weekend.  I'm really glad I ventured there, and I hope you enjoy it too. 


Link to original is here for larger screen viewing



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28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

loved being able to see and hear birds we don't have here! nicely done, carole! that butcherbird has a very unique voice. :)

Gary said...

Great series of photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos and the video with the bird song was excellent. More please!

Andrew said...

A wonderful post..
You have some lovely little bird... it's great to hear them.

Carletta said...

Love the first shot! :)
You did an excellent job on the video - both image and sound.

Dianne said...

Birds and water....wonderful captures Carole and your video was worth the effort it's just a delight to watch...Well Done!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of bathtime. I love to hear the bird sounds. I enjoyed the video too, great captures.

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see birds I´m not familiar with. And your video is great. So fun to watch. :) Thanks for sharing.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well done your first video. The sounds are wonderful the likes we do not have here in the States. It is easy to change your video into the larger format on your blog by changing a couple numbers in the html edit. If interested, e-mail me and I'll try to write it out for you.

Giga said...

Jedne ptaszki się kąpią, drugi się przegląda w wodzie, a trzeci się na to patrzy :-). Filmik wspaniały. Pozdrawiam. *** Some birds to bathe, a second reading in the water, and the third looks at it :-). Wonderful movie. Yours.

Jeanne said...

Oh wow, that one bird looked as if he was drowning. Going to have to take my screen off, I can see!

Liz said...

Lovely shots Carole of birds we see everyday. I know the Noisy Miner is a pest but I love their antics! You captured the diving so well,
And the humble Magpie - a favourite of mine to capture (and not just because it's my favourite footy team!).
Great Butcherbird shot - I am still enjoying our resident backyard family. All four of them have been playing in our garden over the last week with their bizarre antics in the pile of grass clippings.
Well done on the video - the Butcherbird has such a lovely song.

Nadege, said...

I love the first shot, amazing captures

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Carole, that was very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Z said...

Great video! It's fun to watch animal behavior and these are birds I don't get to see here in the States.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots of the bathing birds! Enjoyed the video too. Lovely birds.

Jan Castle said...

Great pictures and video...really enjoyed them!
Jan

heyBJK said...

What cool shots, Carole! Whatever that second bird is, he's beautiful! Love the black and white!

Arija said...

Such common birds but still great fun to see the bathing antics. Great little video, good for you!

Springman said...

There is something about bird bath photos that give me a good giggle. Such a light hearted scene. Your first foray into film making is excellent. More please!

missing moments said...

Love the series, especially that little bathing one!

joo said...

They seem to have fun!

Larry said...

I really like the shot of the Magpie Carole, and the video was great! It is nice to hear and see the birds interact with each other.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun post! I can't believe that bird's neck in that one photo. Tx for sharing!

Vagabonde said...

Coming over to visit from Jeanne’s blog. I can’t believe that you were able to take the shot of the little bird in the water. It looks so cute. Great pictures of birds. When I try to take their pictures in my yard they fly away too fast for me.

Leena said...

Your photos are special, you have been in right time there with your camera, great results.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just love the little birdie splashing about as if he's training for the olympics! Gorgeous pictures!
Patti

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a great video! It reminded me of a bunch of kids playing in the local watering hole. :)