Bottoms I Saw Last Week

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There are mulberries all over the place now, and every time you look up you get to see lots of birds munching them.

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Mainly you get to see feathery little bums zooming away from the scary lady pointing a box at them.

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This little guy would have scored a direct hit on the box lady if she hadn’t retreated smartly.

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I think he thought I was some kind of birdie bottom perv.

Toppie Oy

Run away!

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Totally put off his lunch now.

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I’m going to have to resort to camo if I want to take pics of birds maybe. This fellow REALLY didn’t like the look of me.

Lourie W

37 thoughts on “Bottoms I Saw Last Week

    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    September 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Jo Robinson​ is back from her break and is obviously disorientated since she spent her time looking up bird’s bums.. all in a good cause.. to see how many mulberries they are eating.. Pop over and take a look.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing my silly stuff Sal! XXXXX

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        Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
        September 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm

        We all enjoy a little titillation Jo….especially as I am in the process of filling in my claim for my pension.. oh dear..XS

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          September 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

          Definitely need titillation then Sal! Although nothing wrong with getting some of those hard earned pennies back from the man. XX

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    roweeee said:
    September 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Great pics and story line, Jo. I’m now hoping there might be some mulberries when I visit my in-laws at Byron Bay soon. They have a number of trees and the kids will have a ball collecting and e3ating them.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks Rowena! I was wondering where all mulberries grow because I’ve never seen anyone mention them around the blogs – only the other berries. Mulberry jam – yum!

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        roweeee said:
        September 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        There are quite a few growing in Australia and it’s not uncommon for schools to have a mulberry tree. Perhaps, that’s as a source of leaves for silkworms but kids love picking them and as a Mum, getting all that juice over school uniforms isn’t what the mother ordered! My grandparents in Queensland used to freeze mulberries and I’d make mulberry pies when I went up there for school holidays. I doubt with the kids around there will be many left for jam but if the timing is right, we could be in luck as my SIL has loads of trees xx Rowena

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          September 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm

          I’d forgotten about the silkworms! Most kids had them at school around here too. Now I want a mulberry pie. I made a mulberry and caramel semi fredo once, but a spoonful of that now would probably kill me. 😀 XXXX

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            roweeee said:
            September 25, 2015 at 11:03 am

            That sounds incredible. I do quite a lot of baking and can get rather ambitious. I like the sound of that xx Ro

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              September 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

              I like making the semi fredos because they’re pretty fool proof if you haven’t got an ice-cream maker which is still only on my wish list. I also get crazy with the baking because I can’t eat gluten so I’m always experimenting – some fabulous and some worse than you’d think is even possible. One day I want to get some ingredients by blog a la Chopped style, and have a good go at making something edible. 🙂 XXXX

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                roweeee said:
                September 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm

                Sounds great. I like the idea of making the Semi Fredo as we don’t have an ice cream machine either. I can relate to the trails and tribulations with the cooking. I’ve been doing some reading and getting new ideas, which has made quite an improvement. Take care and have a great weekend xx Rowena

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    D. Wallace Peach said:
    September 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Pretty pictures. Love the birds and berries and the green leaves against the blue sky.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you Diana! My eyes aren’t fabulous with the amount of time I spend at the computer, so if I actually get the things I’m after in any shot it’s win win. XX

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    Jack Eason said:
    September 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    The bird in the first photo Jo looks like an NZ wax-eye. Is it?

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I shall consult the bird book Jack – I’m sure it’s got wax somewhere in its name. XX

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    olganm said:
    September 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I hope you don’t take up spying, Jo. You’ve been rumbled! Great pics!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Ha haaaa! It’s true! I’m the nosiest person in the world, and constantly spying on my neighbours too. I can call it research though – I think. XX

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    mysm2000 said:
    September 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Maybe he’s just being coy! Love the pics!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you Miss M! I got a couple of shots of him glaring at me. These little guys are so clever and friendly though. They’ll chatter and shout at you when you’re watering to put the hose to dribble in the bird bath, and then they zoom right on in before you’re a few yards away.

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    Dace said:
    September 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I wouldn’t like anybody staring at my behind either. However, love the photos.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Let alone taking photies directly after bathroom time. 😀 Thank you Dace!

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    John W. Howell said:
    September 22, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Lovely pics. I can’t imagine a bird who wouldn’t like the sight of you.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you John – that’s a lovely thing to say! I wish I could get some shots of those big guys – their colours are amazing when they fly overhead, but point anything at them and they’re off like lightning.

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    Aquileana said:
    September 22, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Excellent photographs… I am quite happy as we have just entered Spring over here… Cheers to the good weather and summier days! Best wishes Aquileana😉

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you Aquileana! Me too. This last winter was REALLY cold, and having warm toes is a pleasure again. Happy, happy summer to you lovely lady. 🙂 X

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    laurie27wsmith said:
    September 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    You have a few ‘bum’ shots there Jo.😉

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      LOLOLOL! I’m taking that as a compliment Laurie. How you get all those cool critters to sit still for your beautiful photos beats me entirely. 🙂 XX

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        laurie27wsmith said:
        September 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        It was a compliment Jo.🙂 I talk to them, especially the birds. The ones at a distance is all about being patient though. I get the occasional ‘bum’ shot, especially on the little birds they’re that quick. xox

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          September 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

          Thank you Laurie! I’ve only had my camera for a couple of months now – never even had a happy snapper before, so I’m stalking all you pros. I reckon I’ll need to put lots of time in before I get anywhere near as good as you who have being doing it for so long. It’s an eye thing isn’t it? I haven’t been out anywhere interesting yet with it yet, so that’s something to look forward to. I’ve got some lovely ones of my own birdies though – just need to sort through the pile to find them. XXXX

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            laurie27wsmith said:
            September 27, 2015 at 5:05 am

            Advice alert: read the manual and look on you tube for instructional videos. But it all comes down to the eye. Seeing something differently or picking the right angle, visualising the finished picture. Some of my best pics have been taken in the garden. You don’t have to travel to exotic places just look around you. So let’s see these birdies then.

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    dgkaye said:
    September 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Great pics with your little tale here Jo.🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you Debbie! It’s true about mainly seeing little bums though – I need to be a little more sneaky maybe. XXXX

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        dgkaye said:
        September 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        I think you have a pretty darn good eagle eye Jo! xo

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    noelleg44 said:
    September 25, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Lovely pictures – perhaps you could disguise yourself as a mulberry?

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you Noelle! LOL! These days I’m heading towards getting the mulberry shape down – I just need a purple paint job. 😀 XXXX

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    jjspina said:
    September 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Great shots even the bottom ones! It is supposed to be lucky when a bird poops on you! Lol! My grandmother got it square in the eye leaving my house years ago. She was happy about it. Said it was lucky!! Lol!! Blessings & hugs, my friend!

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