'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 23 April 2010

And blackbirds too.


  1. Elizabeth23.4.10

    Wow,what a fantastic photograph, Katherine. It's so satisfying when subject, timing and camera come together like that, isn't it?

  2. I had quite forgotten about those Strawberry trees. Most unappealing to humans!

  3. Yes Elizabeth, that's exactly right. I had plenty of opportunities with the wax-eyes, but only two chances with the Blackbird, and one was a good one!

    Thank you Sis - It was looking right up at her with the telephoto lens. Caught her in a little patch of autumn sunshine too!

    Meggie - my father says there's another one that IS tasty, but it's not this one!

    Thank you Adrian. I've been enjoying your images too!

  4. Ah! Before we moved in December, there was a stand of Himalayan Strawberry trees along the road beside the house and we had SO many birds feasting on them. They made quite a racket but were gorgeous to watch!

  5. The wax-eyes have two voices... mostly they use the very soft high-pitched one. It's delightful. They are just keeping in touch with each other as they forage. The territorial call is piercing and amazing loud for such a tiny bird. But I don't find it annoying either.


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