Can You Figure It Out?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by briefvisit, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Examine the photo. I'll meet you underneath it.


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    It's Number One, the only one of my birds here at present. The parrots raid the early plum trees all day, and she stands quietly underneath, an hour at a time, and scoffs off the plums that the parrots drop. This happens every year. The birds mosey from tree to tree, following the parrots.

    {Male with seven chicks cruised past the garden last week.}

    Supreme Emu, Western Australia
     
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I really scrutinized this photo even brought it out and looked at it in a photo editor. I am not seeing any birds at all. But from your description it sounds like your birds are smart following the parrots about. Do they get drunk off the plums?

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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That is awesome!! And very camouflaged! :)


    Deb, if you look directly at the trunk of the tree (larger one on left) you can just see the breast of the emu to the right side and the tail dropping down to the left side... legs are almost exactly lined up with the trunk...

    And beautiful photo too...
     
  4. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is -- same spot, different day (of plum season):

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  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Shes pretty

    deb
     
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious about your Emus. Do you raise them for meat, eggs, or pets? Or all of the above?
     
  7. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're wild, Weehopper. I'm the only Australian here -- really, I've retired: my eyes are bad.

    So, over eight years, I've tamed a number of dromaius novaehollandiae rothschildi that have come foraging in the house-clearing here. A number of members of 'Eric the Emu''s family are known. Number One is one of three chicks he bought here in 2009
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering. That's really neat that you are able to tame them down a bit. Very interesting.
     

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