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    Great Bower Bird Bower

    I was thrilled to find this on our last trip up to the Walsh River, I have never seen one before !!!
    It wasn't the easiest thing to shoot .... Lots of branches in the way and very low down, its not the best place to lay on the ground !!!
    Anyway this was the best I managed & thought you might be interested to see it too

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    Cheers Cargo

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    Thats amazing Cargo and a shame we cannot cc on this Forum
    I have never seen that before, its so different from the Satin bower birds bower, did you manage to get a pic of the Great Bower Bird.

    I shoot with Canon And Olympus Cameras



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    Most interesting.

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    Ain't nature wonderful.
    And where would they be if one species didn't leave colourful things laying around for the birds to collect.
    Wonder what they used before plastic?

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    No bird in sight Mary Anne
    Just more shells and flowers I guess Mark, bit boring though

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    Great find and thanks for sharing it.

    It obviously has a seafood fetish and may be a South Sydney supporter too.
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    Thanks for sharing, it is most interesting. I have seen a couple of these bowers in Cape York and they have all had white pebbles, shells etc around them. I had previously thought that bowerbirds collect blue objects.
    Lesley

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    Really interesting and something many of use probably will never see. Amazing number of shells around - would make a crunchy bed.
    Glenda


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    Coincidently came across this today ... It was good to read about it in depth

    http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/0...d-s-bower.html

    Cheers Cargo

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    What a great find Cargo! Thanks for the article too.

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    Was trying to find so video of a bower bird building a bower. Not much luck.
    Though found this, which is a bit interesting .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjAcyTXRunY

    And this ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI6dPeNjRWw:)
    Last edited by Mark L; 31-08-2014 at 9:27pm.

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    Onya Mark .... Put a smile on my dial

    Cheers Cargo

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