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Ross the fiddler 27th July 2019 03:45 AM

Close encounter with a Currawong.
 
This Currawong decided it would take a drink from our tiny little pond (full of Japanese Maple leaves at the moment) & was very close when I stepped out the front door (with my camera) & so I carefully tried to point the camera at it but in its caution it flew up into the Japanese Maple branches above to start with so I managed to get this peaking through the Hawaiian Wedding vine (Stephanotis floribunda) hanging down over our entrance with the bird just 3m away.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c5eca69c_b.jpg
K7279173-cr by Ross, on Flickr

Then it decided I wasn't too much of a threat so flew back to the stone ramp (beside the tiny pond 2 metres away).

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ae705580_b.jpg
K7279184-cr by Ross, on Flickr

And now on a rock at the water's edge (2m away) with water dripping off the beak.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3a97df0a_b.jpg
K7279204-cr-ms by Ross, on Flickr
E-M1 II MC14+40-150 lens.


*chr

MJ224 27th July 2019 06:44 AM

Re: Close encounter with a Currawong.
 
Lovely photos and bird. Keep it up and it will begin to trust you to a point...

My Jackdaws allow me to walk around the garden, and I try not to look at them directly. They hope for food, I guess. Not sure they would allow me to point a camera at them. I will try tho'......*chr

Jim Ford 27th July 2019 08:14 AM

Re: Close encounter with a Currawong.
 
Gosh, you've got Stephanotis growing outside! I've never had much luck with them inside.

Jim

Ross the fiddler 27th July 2019 02:45 PM

Re: Close encounter with a Currawong.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 486352)
Gosh, you've got Stephanotis growing outside! I've never had much luck with them inside.

Jim

Yes, & have had it there many years now. I've never cut it at any point & only recently learned the flowers come on the same point each year, so it is just as well. When I find the last photos I took of them in flower I will add it here (& Flickr). We had to grow it being something special as it was what my wife had in her wedding bouquet (several decades ago).

Ross the fiddler 28th July 2019 04:54 AM

Re: Close encounter with a Currawong.
 
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Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 486352)
Gosh, you've got Stephanotis growing outside! I've never had much luck with them inside.

Jim

I've posted a photo of a small cluster of flowers in March (early Autumn & still quite warm to hot) here in this thread. https://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthr...418#post486418

This is the view from our front door through which I took took the photos of this Currawong.
Attachment 5011

*chr


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