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Chestnut tailed starling in a temple grounds Singburi

Was trying to get a good shot of a sunbird bouncing around when this flew into frame.

Think its a female

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Chickens do fly, after the kids throw them in the air! wink.png

I don't know why, but this made me laugh. Funny picture smile.png

The kids thought is was funny to, (10 to 12 year olds) .... I don't think the chicken found it all amusing! wink.png

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Male Scarlet Backed Flower Pecker in a local park.

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Something went wrong then lets try again.

Male Scarlet Backed Flower Pecker in a local park

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The book says these things are between 8.5 and 9 cm assume that includes the tail, however they look much smaller.

They leap around in trees at great speed and are rarely still for more than a heartbeat.

Just seeing them in a tree where they are out in the open, out of all the leaves and branches is hard enough then by the time I have lifted the camera and picked them up in the viewfinder they usually bounce away before I can get a focus.

Its a bit like trying to get a pix of the ball in a ping pong game.

If I am lucky enough to get a focus on one there is every chance it has ducked behind something just as I push the tit

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They do however seem to stay still on power wires for a bit longer, dont know if it charges their batteries or what.

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Will keep trying and one day will get a good one.

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His drumming on bamboo yesterday was deafeningly loud...

Rufous Woodpecker - Mae Hia, Chiang Mai

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Small Pratincole nesting down by the river, they nest on the sand and the eggs are the same color as the sand

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The nests are very difficult to find because when anyone or anything approaches they leave the nest and put on a show of being injured, flopping around to draw you away from the nest.

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When they think you are far enough away they will up and fly off.

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Goshawk, which lens are you using?

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