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This one of a pair of beautiful, endangered and ground-dwelling birds that seem to have adopted us at my place of work. They stand like sentinels near the door but scurry for cover if anyone gets too close.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Great close up..!

  • Many thanks .. I’m the only one that can get close because I talk to them and make noises … my workmates can’t work it out as they just run away from them. Lol!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 4 years ago

    Bush Stone Curlew

  • Yep I know … it’s in my tags!

    – byronbackyard

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    very nicely done…

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 4 years ago


  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    “What type of bird are they Bryon?” Brillant close-up considering how timid they are. Love his eye and the colour:=}

  • Many thanks. They’re a Bush Stone-curlew, endangered in many areas now due to destruction of habitat!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    December 23, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making …. especially since no-one likes it in the challenge! Lol! Have a wonderful xmas and NY!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    Challenge? What challenge?

  • Lol, not to do with the Birds group, which I love I might add, one of the other groups!

    – byronbackyard

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