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I told you This is MY Tree

 

A Yellow Billed Spoonbill running of an interloper.

I told you This is MY Tree

 

A Yellow Billed Spoonbill running of an interloper.

comments (15)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Apr 2008, 00:43
It's incredible that you were able to capture this very personal interchange, Aussie. It looks like they didn't even know you were there. WOW.
Aussie: There were approx 20 nesting pairs of spoonbills and they are so busy, they do not have time to worry about the strange people who stand around below them.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2008, 07:01
Lovely capture, Aussie. It must be difficult flying in those trees. (:o)
Aussie: The bank of gum trees are quite close to each other and have lots of little dead branches and twigs so it must be hard to get around but then that is also the reason they choose them I think. Lots of material for the nests.
Amazing capture Aussie. Great timing! A likey for me.
Aussie: Thank you Richard. I was just lucky that I had seen her leave for food and was waiting for her return. Had the camera trained on her as she arrived back and this exchange took place.
Well caught Aussie, the one on the right really looks vicious, don't think I would like to be on the wrong side of him.
Aussie: The yellow spoonbill on the right is actually a lot quieter than the Royal. There call is very soft but it proves the old saying "It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for"
  • Astrid
  • The netherlands
  • 4 Apr 2008, 10:24
You are a lucky person to wittness this and be able to capture it too, great job here, love it.
Aussie: Yes I was very lucky. My patience in waiting for her to return to her nest was well rewarded.
I wouldn't want a bite from that bill.
Aussie: The yellow bill is a lot quieter than the royal bill, so I was surprised to see this little interaction. The yellow bill is not as common either out of approx 20 nesting pairs of spoonbills there was only one yellowbill, who had two chicks in her nest.
How on earth did you get this shot Aussie. I'm truly in awe here of this scene.
Aussie: Purel by accident Scarlet. Because the yellow spoonbill is not as common as the Royal spoonbill I was waiting for her to return to the nest to get a shot. As she arrived back, she noticed this Royal on a branch near her nest. I was trained on her and hadn't even seen him so was taken by surprise as she launched into her attack.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 4 Apr 2008, 13:39
Good close up I know how high those trees are,hows the neck
Aussie: Still stiff, my only regret is my lack of a decent zoom lens.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2008, 16:18
There's nothing like a good old fight for guarding your territory.smile
Well captured Aussiesmile
Aussie: Thanks Tracy. This one must have been an odd man out as there were at least 3 or 4 nests per tree and quite close to each other at times.
There really is something prehistoric about these! Great picture Aussie
Aussie: Thank you Bill, I know how much you like your bird shots as well
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 4 Apr 2008, 17:02
These shots are hilarious! It is almost like a cartoon. Keep them coming, please.
Aussie: Sorry Martin, there were only these two.
These birds are strange. You have captured them at a good moment!
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 5 Apr 2008, 16:45
great capture Aussie,excellent timingsmile
Great stuff Aussie!
You know what, I remember a moovie of steven spielberg (prehistoric story) looking at it ! A great work and a likey !!

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sensitivity ISO100
focal length 200.0mm
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