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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Butcher Bird Waits


Little butcher bird on my verandah rail hoping to be fed!

Tiny character
Enjoys a garden visit
Like a feathered friend

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22 comments:

Costin said...

So cute. It is waiting for some food..ahh
Thanks because you have submitted this post at Life in Pictures. I am waiting you every sunday. Greetings from Romania

geanina said...

wow...so lovely! great work:)

Costin said...

So cute. It is waiting for some food. smart.
Thanks because you have submitted this post at Life in Pictures. I am waiting you every sunday or monay.
Greetings from Romania

Max Peter said...

Love it! So cute... Maybe he's sad. Or hungry?
Your shot has clear details.
I like it.

anastasia said...

so cute...!

Se-cret said...

very interesting bird.
I've never seen before

tu1074 said...

is a very interesting bird.
is indeed the butcher?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's such a cool bird! Posing for you beautifully.

Sharyl said...

Looks completely innocent to me!

Jenni said...

Well captured....they are called butcher birds as they kill their prey and then hang it in a fork of a tree! That cute bird has a mean beak! One of these birds killed a pet budgie when I was a child and somehow managed to suspend it between the bars of the cage even though it was outside the cage and the budgie obviously, inside it!!
Jenni

Diverse said...

beautiful photo! :)

Cris-Mary said...

Very nice photos. Have a pleasant day!

rokssana said...

so..bird is not too nice, I understand :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

they look so innocent .. and beautiful.

BLOGitse said...

Did you feed it? :)
Have a good week ahead!

jumbledhutch said...

What a lovely shot! He looks all sweet and innocent and almost tame! Have a wonderful week!

Annette said...

It's a great shot but sounds like a not so nice bird! He's is quite interesting to look at though!

T... said...

what a pretty little bird...wonderful capture...and what a sharp little hook on his beak....

lisa said...

This is just beautiful Gemma!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Very lovely capture; great DOF. Thank you, kareninkenai

Inger-M said...

So cute!

Tracey N. said...

What a sweet looking little bird. He is just beautiful. You took a fantastic shot of him too!

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