Red Wattle Bird

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SX2002
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Red Wattle Bird

A newcomer to our garden this morning...have only ever seen a few in our area and just over the last week I've seen quite a few, looks like they've moved in to the Village.

Just caught a Mantis for lunch...

My litle Honeyeater friend wasn't at all impressed...after much chattering and jumping around, the Wattle Bird decided to leave...

sue818
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Hi, I suspect a typo as Yellow Wattlebird only in Tasmania and these are shots of a Red Wattlebird. Lovely none the less & well done

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sue818 wrote:

Hi, I suspect a typo as Yellow Wattlebird only in Tasmania and these are shots of a Red Wattlebird. Lovely none the less & well done

Ooops, sorry about that, of course, a Red Wattle Bird...

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Nice Photos Ron. Your photos have an appeal for me, can't put my finger on what or what why, they just seem clear and well

compsed (to me any way).

I have a Yellow Wattle Bird close to home often heard, rarely seen and when it is sighted usually spooked as I walk past without knowing it was there!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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dwatsonbb wrote:

Nice Photos Ron. Your photos have an appeal for me, can't put my finger on what or what why, they just seem clear and well

compsed (to me any way).

I have a Yellow Wattle Bird close to home often heard, rarely seen and when it is sighted usually spooked as I walk past without knowing it was there!

Thank you Dale, evidently we don't have the Yellow up here, only the Red...

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Hi Ron, I just noticed your honey eater friend in the background of the last photo, especially nice to get multiple species in one photo! Blends into the foliage quite well.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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dwatsonbb wrote:

Hi Ron, I just noticed your honey eater friend in the background of the last photo, especially nice to get multiple species in one photo! Blends into the foliage quite well.

He was pretty upset about the Wattlebird encroaching on his territory...much angry chattering was heard...LOL

The Wattlebird decided to move on and quiet was restored....

Cheers,

Ron. (If you'd like to chat, here's my address... we haven't been to Tassie since our honeymoon, 51 years ago..)

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Nice shots. The wattlebirds (red and little) in Sydney are very active at the moment, lots of calling and displaying. 

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Alex Rogers wrote:

Nice shots. The wattlebirds (red and little) in Sydney are very active at the moment, lots of calling and displaying. 

Thanks Alex...I've only seen this one in the Village for now .

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I've been closely observing the Red Wattle Birds & New Holland Honeyeaters at my place. There's certainly a lot of competition between them & it seems to be not only about territory but what's in the territory: food. Two young Red Wattle Birds left the nest about 4 days ago & the parents have been feeding them lots of insects. As soon as a New Holland Honeyeater comes by or a flock of them gather at the bird bath one or both of the Red Wattle Bird parents attack vigorously. I've also noticed that after most feeds of their young the parent Red Wattle Birds feed from the Eremophilas which are in flower. I'm assuming this is to keep up their energy for feeding their young as well as protecting their insect food from the New Holland Honeyeaters.

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