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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Forked-tailed drongo.

I have been trying for years to get a decent photo of a Forked-tailed drongo, (fly-catcher). These little birds hardly ever sit still, flitting backwards and forwards snatching insects on the wing. 

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This bird posed for quite a while, till he was certain I'd got his best profile. 

A week previously this oak tree looked dead, and now new leaves are sprouting.  

3 comments:

Jo said...

Phil, that's a perfect picture of the Fork-tailed Drongo. You captured its "jiz" (stance/attitude) taking in the forked tail and got the glint in its eye. Lovely photo. xx

Pumice said...

Glad to hear from you again. Hope all is well.

Grace and peace.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Hey Phillip. I was just thinking about you yesterday. Good to see you back again.