Grey-crowned Babblers


 Babblers are flock birds. They flit about enormously and are very hard to catch for even a second's stillness. I guess they rely on their constant movement to confuse any predators. When they saw me trying to photograph them, at first they were nervous. Then they liked the attention and actually stood still for half a second and I managed to get a few reasonable shots.

Visit the Feathery Tales section on this webiste to read about the babblers relationships with our dogs Scotty and Benny and also with the magpies and other birds.

The bablers are a close-knit family and the magpies help keep an eye on teir babies too.  Read about a babbler family rescue in the blogs and see a slideshow here.

(click on the 'next' button to forward through the slides).
Previous Slide 1/5 NextBabblersLet's take a peek through the branchesLet's take a peek through the branchesIt's safe to look for insectsIt's safe to look for insectsGot myself a nice biteGot myself a nice biteplaying with friendsplaying with friendslike shadows on the groundlike shadows on the ground

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