Spread eagled - but it's a wattlebird! by gilbertwood

Spread eagled - but it's a wattlebird!

Went over to my sister's place to help with the gardening - but I was useless as I spent most of my time photographing the birds :)
# Thanks for all the beautiful comments lately -you have sent many shots to the TP & PP. Life is a bit manic here at present and I'm not spending much time at home - that's ok though as I hate housework! It's my sister's 70th birthday today and we are heading out to dinner soon. Then on Saturday she is having a garden party with many family & friends - will be a fun day :) Watch this space!
Wonderful Denise!!! Love it, FAV! Enjoy your party..........:)
December 2nd, 2015  
looks like its pretending to be a Christmas decoration!
December 2nd, 2015  
Lovely detail of the bird's plumage.
December 2nd, 2015  
Fabulous shot. I agree with Wylie.
December 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful contrasting detail. Fav.
December 2nd, 2015  
Super shot, love his tail. Taking photos is much better than gardening.
December 2nd, 2015  
Nice shot.. what is the tree it is in .. looks like out Pohutukawa.. NZ Christmas tree..
December 2nd, 2015  
Great capture !
December 2nd, 2015  
Oh wow. .. Super capture. Fav
December 2nd, 2015  
A beautiful capture Denise, lovely against a backdrop of Callistermons :)
December 2nd, 2015  
Lovely shot, it is very easy to be distracted by these birds. I hope your sister has a wonderful birthday too.
December 2nd, 2015  
Oh, great capture with a fantastic chromatism...
December 2nd, 2015  
looks like t's wearing and old fashioned cloak.
December 2nd, 2015  
This is such a beautiful image.
December 2nd, 2015  
Great capture Denise :)
December 2nd, 2015  
What a great capture Denise. Don't worry about the housework it will wait for you!!
December 2nd, 2015  
Lovely capture of a bird I've not heard of before. You are a very busy bee at the moment, take it easy and don't drive yourself into the ground - Auntie Heather has spoken.
December 2nd, 2015  
Super shot.
December 2nd, 2015  
A beautiful capture, lovely detail on the feathers. Fav!! 😃
December 2nd, 2015  
Fabulous shot with great detail. Fav. Happy birthday to your sister.
December 2nd, 2015  
Lovely shot Denise. He is right into that Callistemon
December 2nd, 2015  
Lovely picture and a nice colourful plant it has landed on
December 2nd, 2015  
Great shot - Fav
December 2nd, 2015  
A great shot of both a beautiful bird and a beautiful bottle brush flowers.
Congrats to you sister and : take it easy and stay calm.
December 2nd, 2015  
Super shot, feather details
December 2nd, 2015  
@julzmaioro @hermann @terryliv Julia is correct - it is a N.Z Christmas bush. They are beginning to flower here and the council has lanted many in our nature strips :)
@gigiflower The celebrations began last night - and I'm feeling the affect of this already - never mind as we soldier on and collect her long time friend on this afternoon train and have a few more celebratory drinks. The party has begun :)
@pusspup @susiemc Clever! he does :)
@chard Terrific description. Thanks :)
@thistle Thanks Joyce - that's my theory too :)
@ladymagpie Thanks Auntie Heather - I won't drive myself into the ground, but maybe drink myself into it over the next few days :)
December 2nd, 2015  
This bird has such beautiful wings!
December 2nd, 2015  
Ha ha That will teach me to look closer next time.
December 2nd, 2015  
Wonderrful capture Fav.
December 3rd, 2015  
Beautiful capture! Fav
December 3rd, 2015  
Awesome capture. Never seen one like that before.
December 3rd, 2015  
WOW gorgeous capture. Love the feather details and the pov. Beautiful against the red flowers. FAV
December 3rd, 2015  
Stunning capture, great timing!
December 3rd, 2015  
Fabulous!! I like the full frame and the bright contrasting background.
December 3rd, 2015  
What an amazing bird!
December 3rd, 2015  

Stunning shot Denise
December 3rd, 2015  
Lovely shot!
December 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful capture.
December 4th, 2015  
Great capture!
December 5th, 2015  
Great shot!
December 9th, 2015  
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