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    One of my favourite birds in the garden, an Eastern Spinebill. This one sat within arms reach for a few seconds. They have the most penetrating 'song' for a bird smaller than a sparrow.

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    1. jack_246 33 months ago | reply

      Looks a wise bird, well done !

    2. David Bygott 33 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful bird. Looks so much like a sunbird without the gaudy colours. Super shot!

    3. cyanocorax 33 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! Love the red eye.

    4. mgjefferies 33 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for the comment everyone. Now what I'd like to do is get a video of it singing!

    5. terraincognita96 33 months ago | reply

      fabulous shot! Pin-sharp to the photographers reflection in the eye! :0

    6. The Lovelace Photography 33 months ago | reply

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    7. mgjefferies 33 months ago | reply

      Thanks Bernhard; very acute observation which I hand't noticed!

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    10. SillyOldBugger (in and out of internet range) 33 months ago | reply

      Very nice spinebill shot. These are one of me nemesis birds, so I'm jealous!
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    15. JMDN 32 months ago | reply

      very interesting beak and bird

    16. BJSmit 32 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture ! and congrats on the Explore.

    17. TanYp,Peter [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot !!!!
      Thanks for sharing.

    18. treegrow 32 months ago | reply

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    19. jeans_Photos 32 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!! A well deserved win.

    20. mgjefferies 32 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for the award, I must say I did like it as a photo, such good luck to be at the right place at the right time!

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