Thursday, 10 December 2020

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Not all the birds found in our garden are as good as the Turtle Dove - the symbol of peaceful co-existence and tranquility ...

Some are bad - outright scoundrels - raiding the nests of their neighbours and feeding on their chicks - like this Burchell's Coucal!


 



And then we have the ugly - in our eyes, but I guess, not in the eyes of a female Trumpeter Hornbill, who may find this enormous nut-cracking bill irresistible!

(or irresiti-BILL)


OJ - considering the birds in his garden and their differing roles      

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