Uh Oh! I think this was a mistake.  by onewing

Uh Oh! I think this was a mistake.

I posted another photo of this female koel trying to eat a rather large fruit from a bush in our garden and thought this one would be ideal for my pairs theme.

The plant appeared in our garden and David decided to leave it to see what it grew into and this was the result. I am still not entirely sure what the plant is, but the fruits look like miniature pomegranates but are quite soft.

The birds certainly like them though.

I might add here that the koel didn't swallow this fruit in one go, although it did have a good try. we were a bit scared that it would and then choke on it.

Thanks everyone who commented on my koala in yesterday's pairs photo. We are so lucky to have quite a lot of koalas in the wild here and this little chap was quite young.

Posting early today because I will be out of action most of tomorrow as I am in hospital for day surgery. Will catch up again when I can.

Today's main album photo
http://365project.org/onewing/365/2014-11-13
fabulous pairing and what a little Miss Piggy
November 13th, 2014  
Great collage Babs. Such fun. :).
November 13th, 2014  
I think I can see the look of regret on the birds face :)
November 13th, 2014  
Hehe, what optimism. Excellent capture of the Koel. Fav :)
November 13th, 2014  
Great collage. Fav.
November 13th, 2014  
that looks to big for the bird to eat! Lovely diptych!
November 13th, 2014  
It reminds me of when my hen tried to eat a grape whole. She really tried hard, and I was thinking I might have to resort to CPR, when she finally coughed it out. Great shot!
November 13th, 2014  
Fantastic collage fav
November 13th, 2014  
She looks as though she knows she's been caught in the act! Excellent pairing too .
November 13th, 2014  
HAHAHA made me smile! Did the bird eventually get it done? FAV
November 13th, 2014  
Lovely pairing both beautifully shot Babs , I think it looks like a Strawberry Guava to me (Psidium cattleianum) look it up and see what you think; Babs
November 13th, 2014  
Wonderful capture and pairing. Fav
November 13th, 2014  
Great capture.
November 13th, 2014  
Super collage
November 13th, 2014  
Absolutely wonderful duo A fav !
November 13th, 2014  
Kat
That definitely looks a bit big for one bite! Great captures and pairing. :)
November 13th, 2014  
Ha ha! Definitely bit off more than she could chew! Fav
November 13th, 2014  
Fabulous collage, fav
November 13th, 2014  
What an amazing photo, you caught him just at the right time Babs, and so clearly too.
November 13th, 2014  
Oh goodness the greedy so & so.......hope he didn't choke! Lovely paired photo again Babs!
November 13th, 2014  
Ha ha babs. That's a great pair.
November 13th, 2014  
Lovely shots...Fav
November 13th, 2014  
LOL!!!! Talk about biting off more than you can chew!! Definite fav.
November 14th, 2014  
Nice photos.
November 14th, 2014  
@pcoulson Well done Peter, I think you are right. We didn't plant this bush, it just appeared in our garden probably through bird droppings and seeds but we left it to see what it turned into. We weren't game enough to taste it, but apparently you can make strawberry guava jam from it. Maybe next year, if the koel's don't get to it first.
November 14th, 2014  
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Sorry for the group reply again, but it has been a long couple of days and I am on catch up at the moment. This female koel did eventually spit out the fruit and decided to eat it bit by bit, but it was a close shave and we were thinking we would have to resuscitate it at some point.
November 14th, 2014  
@gigiflower Yes Sam it did eventually manage to eat it, but did it bit by bit once it got the hang of what it was supposed to do. While I was taking the photos there was an awful lot of "Oh God, it is going to choke". ha ha.
November 14th, 2014  
@888rachel Ha ha. know what you mean I had visions of doing CPR on this lady too. You can see why they say bird brain can't you.
November 14th, 2014  
What a cool looking bird, great capture :-)
November 15th, 2014  
Great capture !! fav
November 20th, 2014  
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