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Attempted Killing

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Arthur.36, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    I was having a bad bad and movement was like walking on razor blades.
    So I had to stay in bed and hope or wait for the pain to drop.
    When there was a loud thud on the wall outside.
    I then heard birds real close making a lot of noise and it forced me to move.
    I got outside and see this scene and even with me there they didn't care.
    So inside and grab my camera and hope I am in time to get it.

    What I was watching was Butcher Birds attacking a just out of the nest Cuckoo baby.
    The thud was it hitting the wall and then fell into the little wheelbarrow I made.
    The attack continue even with me close by. I could have stopped it but I have watch nature shows so I never stopped what was going to happen

    In one shot the baby looks at me as to say help me.
    But I was left amazed that the 2 larger Butcher Birds gave up and flew away.
    About 30 seconds later so did the baby, so no damage was done to it.
    And it shows how strong willed a baby is when in a position that might be its last time alive. DSC04543.JPG

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  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    I certainly do not fault you for allowing nature to take it's course, Arthur. After all, nature is natural and predators have to do what they do, regardless.
    That said, this is a great series and well documented.
     
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    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    It was a hard thing to do but its more apart of nature and when we put our big noses in there we normally stuff it up far more than intended.
    Thanks for your comments.
     
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  4. Stephen F

    Stephen F Always on Premium Member

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    As roger said well documented , and well done for not stepping in as i know it is some times hard to stand back and let things sort them self's out. Hope you are feeling better real soon.
     
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    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that and this was a little while ago but most if not more have been added.
    But getting out taking the odd shot help to take your mind off things and its pleasing to not think about it on those times.
     
  6. Mike Singh

    Mike Singh Always on Premium Member

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    Gosh ! Well captured.
     
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    David_MC Always on

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    You captured nature in action. Well done.
     
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  8. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your encouraging comments as to read them makes me feel like I am on the right track.
    So I know many say thank you I am really saying it.
     
  9. Phill104

    Phill104 Always on Premium Member

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    Nice work Arthur. A man after my own heart, I just watch these kinds of things in awe.

    Get better soon.
     
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  10. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that Phil and I do think that how bad it could have turned out I had no place in stopping the action.
    Who knows they could have had a few baby one of their own needing a feed.
    The only time I have stepped in was with the Shingle Backs getting caught up in our yards.
    I catch them then take the out bush and let them go.
     

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