'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.


7 comments:

  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?

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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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