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Offline Darryl

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« on: March 29, 2018, 12:51:53 pm »
I took this photo today. Our guinea fowl were wandering about the yard and I threw out a piece of bread. Before they could grab it one lonely brave lorikeet zoomed in on it and held off the entire flock while he devoured the bread. It was a funny sight - all those guinea fowl held at bay by one pugnacious rainbow lorikeet. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge:
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 05:41:24 pm »
LMAO :) Should be playing cricket for England :)
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 05:56:41 pm »
No wonder guinea fowl became chicken :)
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 04:56:00 am »
It might be that the guinea fowl are watching the adorable lorikeet amused.  --- tk

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Re: stand-off
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 11:55:48 am »
Call a foul on the lorikeet.   :D
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 12:04:17 pm »
It might be that the guinea fowl are watching the adorable lorikeet amused.  --- tk

They are curious birds, but no, they really wanted that piece of bread.
Here's another picture. You can see from blurred movement of the guinea on the right that the lorikeet bullied him away. I have seen guinea fowl savagely attack a deadly snake, but this little lorikeet called their bluff.

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Re: stand-off
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 07:46:48 am »
 :D
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 09:38:38 am »
It might be that the guinea fowl are how many weight watchers points do i get watching the adorable lorikeet amused.  --- tk
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 12:26:55 pm »
It might be that the guinea fowl are watching the adorable lorikeet amused.  --- tk

They are curious birds, but no, they really wanted that piece of bread.
Here's another picture. You can see from blurred movement of the guinea on the right that the lorikeet bullied him away. I have seen guinea fowl savagely attack a deadly snake, but this little lorikeet called their bluff.



I was trying to get the images to show up, but nothing even though the link is there.
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 02:02:47 pm »
Yes, it's disappeared to an X. I can repost if necessary.

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Re: stand-off
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 12:08:56 pm »
Yes, it's disappeared to an X. I can repost if necessary.

I was curious about what the birds looked like.
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Re: stand-off
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 01:30:30 pm »
Bertha, I found the pic, uploaded it and I hope this works:


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Re: stand-off
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 11:54:22 am »
Thanks, Darryl.  That Lorikeet must be brave with that gang of guineas bearing down. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 11:36:50 pm »
Thanks, Darryl.  That Lorikeet must be brave with that gang of guineas bearing down.

Yes. Or the guineas are just chicken.

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Re: stand-off
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2018, 12:05:08 pm »
Thanks, Darryl.  That Lorikeet must be brave with that gang of guineas bearing down.

Yes. Or the guineas are just chicken.

They are all fowl.
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