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two of a kind - Greater Necklaced Laughing-thrush by Jamie-MacArthur two of a kind - Greater Necklaced Laughing-thrush by Jamie-MacArthur
Whilst walking through a recreational park in China I could hear a lot of bird noise. Birds were chasing an Azure winged magpie through the trees because it had a fledgling in its mouth. The Magpie eventually dropped it not far from where I was standing, so I ran over to it. As soon asI got there I I saw the adult and I froze, it was the bird I was hoping to see the whole trip. I slowly brought my camera to my eye trying not to shake as it was within 5 feet of me the 'Greater Necklaced Laughing Thrush'. I just couldn't believe it, it just landed there. I managed to shoot off about 150 photos ;-)

Then I realised the fledgling was still alive ;-) 5 individuals had chased the magpie until it dropped to the ground eventually it ran for shelter. 2 of the thrushes kept the magpie at bay whilst it tried to get at it again. Eventually the fledging climbed up the bush in front of me and each of the adults took turns feeding it The whole thing was just unbelievable, I'll never forget it.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like Pencillover said, a stunning shot, but the story is even more amazing! A gorgeous bird too, to top it off :love:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thank you Frédérique ;-)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
A beautiful image and a wonderful story! I very much enjoy hearing the stories behind the pictures....
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you Barbara ;-)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It is always my pleasure. :wave:
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paws720 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture of a lovely pair.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
thank you so much Lauren ;-)
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paws720 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yw :)
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply gorgeous! Such crisp detail and wonderful colors!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
thank you again Jade :-)
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