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A Misunderstanding

By ChiliMan
Wow…huge thanks to John (lifesnapper) for his shiny User Award on yesterday’s rant. Such a nice surprise Grin


Now then…I was trying to get shots of a tailorbird yesterday when I heard our squirrel emit its throaty *chuk-chuk-chuk* warning cry. As I approached the rambutan tree, I heard the *scree!* of a golden oriole. Ah…so that’s why. The poor squirrel most likely misunderstood and thought the oriole was there to cause trouble. [I think the squirrels have started – or are starting – a family again]

But I’m pretty sure the oriole was there for the rambutans (V3). None of them were ripe, though, so the oriole upped and left. The rambutans are bright red when ripe. Crazy oriole must be colour-blind or short-sighted.

So there you go…three shots from yesterday’s little ‘incident’ Smile


Tags: Squirrel Bird Yellow Wildlife and nature Rambutan Golden oriole

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Oct 2013 7:57PM
What a beautiful coloured bird.....well captured...........GrinGrinGrin

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Oct 2013 8:06PM
All three shots are 100‰ Perfect and great documentary shots as well as being a pleasure to view! That s a great bird!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 8:20PM
Excellent photographs and a lovely story to go with them. Love that bird!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Oct 2013 8:21PM
Three superbly captured images Andrew. Great detail and colour in all.
That is an amazing bird Andrew. Three lovely shots. Cannot believe the colour of that bird. Cathy
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 8:40PM
What are you going on about Andrew?.....
I thought "Rambutan" was some sort of russian that Boney M liked to sing aboutTongue.... and Oriole is a choccy biscuit from the USA ............... my you do go on Wink
Love V1Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Oct 2013 9:11PM
Three tremendous images Andrew, we've been really spoiled today. The oriole certainly is a beautiful bird, what vibrant yellow colour
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
4 Oct 2013 9:38PM
A charming tale. Life in the raw. Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 10:17PM
Three excellent images here Andrew.

9 10 10 England
4 Oct 2013 10:45PM
Three excellent captures Andrew and a nice story too.Wink V1 is tops for the lovely colour and the expression.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 12:21AM
Noisy ones here Andrew,
with all that chuk chuk and scree scree goings on !!
A well lit and coloured set.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 4:40AM
A lovely write up Andrew Smile really great images to illustrate this tale of intrigue and conflict Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Oct 2013 5:59AM
Three stunning images, Andrew, what a beautiful bird the oriole is, he certainly lives up to his name Smile Carol
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:20AM
Each of those shots so very crisp and clear Andrew...... Get a feeling this wI'll do rather well'
Super vibrant pin sharp V1 Andrew.. Beautifully composed & has the wow factor.. A stunning set
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:46AM
What a colourful bird and I did enjoy the narrative to accompany this lovely trioSmile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
5 Oct 2013 1:00PM
Such a colorful bird.....I can almost imagine the sequence of events.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 2:17PM
three interesting images with an interesting narrative too xx
5 Oct 2013 3:43PM
A terrific trio here. My fav' is V1 with the amazing detail, especially the Eye.

John Smile
Wow - wonderful shots. I like V1 the best - what an amazing shot of a beautiful bird.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
5 Oct 2013 6:01PM
Superb images...not sure how I missed this yesterday...
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
5 Oct 2013 6:49PM
Great little series, Andrew.
BTW the goddess is carrying a lamb, Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 6:51PM

Quote:Great little series, Andrew.
BTW the goddess is carrying a lamb, Smile

Oops! I thought it was a small dog like a Jack Russell. Thanks, Brian Grin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Oct 2013 4:52PM
Love your story. And you got a fantastic bird shot as a prize.
In the jungle nature park (Gunung Stong, go there!!!) there are about 5 rambutan trees. needless to say , Chris with his big hands and long arms immediately went into action, depriving the local wildlife of their dinner Smile But then he helped the ground feeders. Overripe rambutan do not agree with the muslim rules I believe, but that does not stop us to eat them semi fermented Blush. Cause several stops on our hike..
Yes the waterfall is worth the aching knees and a lot of the track is worse than the picture, only I could not take any photos was to busy protecting the 200-400 the camera and my bones Smile
evelen 13 5 England
12 Oct 2013 6:03PM
wonderful capture lovely colour bird great story Andrew.

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