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photoblog image From the Window #4

From the Window #4

She's the biggest hopper to visit our garden, and makes the marigolds look small.

 

She is a capable flyer...after leaping from her roost she can spread her large wings and fly long distances, and finally land in a tree or shrub by design rather than accident.

From the Window #4

She's the biggest hopper to visit our garden, and makes the marigolds look small.

 

She is a capable flyer...after leaping from her roost she can spread her large wings and fly long distances, and finally land in a tree or shrub by design rather than accident.

comments (14)

gobsmacked
Ray: I like these attractive critters, Peter.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jul 2017, 05:45
What a performer Ray, she could get a job in a circus.
Ray: I wonder if anyone has ever had a Performing Hoppers, circus act, Chad...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2017, 06:06
Oh, this hopper looks a bit aggressive and dominant.
Ray: She seems to be claiming sole rights on the marigold, Philine.
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 27 Jul 2017, 06:35
Looks a bit like a mechanical toy rather than a real critter
Ray: Those back legs fire off as though they are driven by a clock spring, Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2017, 06:40
Not the most attractive thing but I'm sure his mum loved him.
Ray: I think she is a stunner, Alan.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2017, 07:00
Magnifique prise, j'aime beaucoup cette série.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jul 2017, 07:11
So beautifully marked, too. I love the strange eyes all the hoppers seem to have
Ray: She is a beautiful critter, Lisl.

Tasty, too, when deep fried...
Impressionnante !!
Très belle photo
Ray: Merci, Claudine.
I rate this among your best close-ups Ray, every detail is there to be seen, and what a fine beast he/she is.
Ray: Thank you, Brian. I am pleased you like it.
I wonder if the bards behind the leg are hard or soft.
Ray: The bards at the back usually warble in softish falsetto, Mary! smile
barbs, I meant.
Ray: They are hard, Mary, and so that part of the deep fried animals is discarded by experienced snackers.
That's a monster!
Ray: Too big for most birds to consider as food, Tom. Our cats hunt them, but these hoppers are quite aware.
That is a supersized hopper Ray. I think small is beautiful would suit me
Ray: We have some little ones, too, Bil, but this one might be the most attractive to look at.
Wow - she's a wonderful specimen! Great shot!
Ray: Its breeding season, too, Elizabeth, so she's in prime condition.

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