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Allen
10-15-2011, 09:51 PM
Had a chance to get out of the shop today and went for a drive. Lucky I had my iPhone with me to capture the video of this really rare bird foraging beside a country road. I've been lucky enough to see a few in the 6 years we've lived here, and that was only because we tend to get out on the back roads a fair bit. This one passed close enough for me to touch if I was brave enough....I'm not. Just have a look at those toes. This one stands close to 4' tall to the top of it's head.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRhKhNalQJM

cclancy
10-15-2011, 10:08 PM
Looks like you got out of the car to get that film - your a braver man than me.
Rumour has it that those things have chalked up a few human deaths over the colonised years.
A big nasty chicken with a raptor's legacy.

Allen
10-15-2011, 10:30 PM
Yeh Craig. I got out of the car to take a picture and he decided to walk right past me. I wasn't making any sudden moves I can tell yah.

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Timbuck
10-16-2011, 01:34 AM
Fantastic!..The Largest bird I see round our way is a "Grey Heron" that sometimes stands on the roof eyeing up the goldfish in the Neighbours pond.

resoman
10-16-2011, 05:29 AM
Amazing!! I have a friend that raised emus and he told me about the Cassowary. I understand they can disembowel a person rather rapidly.
Thanks for sharing

coriandre
10-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Wow ! That's a beautiful bird. Seems to have incredibly strong legs.

Liam Ryan
10-16-2011, 07:48 PM
Did you manage to get it in the oven as a whole bird?

Timbuck
10-17-2011, 12:25 AM
Did you manage to get it in the oven as a whole bird?
I'ts supposed to taste very good ..There are quite a few recipes on the web http://outbackcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/cassowary-recipies.html ..The eggs are desirable too .. One Cassowary egg = Ten hens eggs :drool:

Timbuck
06-29-2012, 06:25 AM
Here's another Nasty Bird.
Mrs Timbuck called me into the kitchen today..She pointed out the window and said "What kind of bird is that on the lawn"?..So I grabbed the camera and took a few pic's of it.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0064-1.jpg

tattwo
06-29-2012, 06:35 AM
Here's another Nasty Bird.
Mrs Timbuck called me into the kitchen today..She pointed out the window and said "What kind of bird is that on the lawn"?..So I grabbed the camera and took a few pic's of it. w00t.gif
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0064-1.jpg

Looks like a hungry bird ;)

bbycrts
06-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Looks like a hungry bird ;)
Not any more!

ksiegel
06-29-2012, 11:57 AM
What an absolutely lovely Peregrine Falcon!

I never saw a raptor outside of a zoo until I was in my late 20s, thanks to the effects of DDT. I saw my first wild Peregrine Falcon about 20 years ago, and remember how breathtaking it was.

Great shot, too!


-Kurt


Here's another Nasty Bird.
Mrs Timbuck called me into the kitchen today..She pointed out the window and said "What kind of bird is that on the lawn"?..So I grabbed the camera and took a few pic's of it.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0064-1.jpg

ukuleledaveey
06-29-2012, 01:18 PM
great video and thanks for sharing, yeah those Cassowary's are a streange looking bird, i was lucky to see one when i lived in perth, although it was in the zoo, they can disembowel you with there feet, i am pretty certain Roo's can to if they kick you.

ukuloonie
06-29-2012, 02:35 PM
guessing it's a Peregrine Falcon timbuck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon

weerpool
06-29-2012, 02:44 PM
headstock inlay design idea!!!!!! kewlness

Timbuck
06-29-2012, 09:47 PM
guessing it's a Peregrine Falcon timbuck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon No! it's a "Sparrowhawk":)