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    The marble

    I put four marbles of varying blue colours near his bower,it wasnt long before he came for a squiz and picked one up.











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    Where did it end up? In the nest or dropped elsewhere?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Did you watch the program the other night on the bird its the only animal in the world that does this,it places things at the front of its bower but it arranges them ,out of perspective ie instead of things getting smaller in the distance as you look at it,as in roads /railway lines for instance ,it swaps them around for the female ie small stones closer getting bigger the further out from the bower,so she will stay longer hopefully,
    DONT START

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    I think we've got one of those round here because my marbles went ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka_madras View Post
    I think we've got one of those round here because my marbles went ages ago.
    I never had any , they roll out on the cobbled streets,
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    Great pics John shows how inquisitive these birds are. What happened to the marbles in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    Did you watch the program the other night on the bird its the only animal in the world that does this,it places things at the front of its bower but it arranges them ,out of perspective ie instead of things getting smaller in the distance as you look at it,as in roads /railway lines for instance ,it swaps them around for the female ie small stones closer getting bigger the further out from the bower,so she will stay longer hopefully,
    I have seen some fascinating stuff on BB`s but wasn't aware of the perspective placements. Thank you.
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    Dom they are still in the bower area,until a thief comes along ha ha.
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    Great set of photos of an unusual subject, well for over here anyway.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    Did you watch the program the other night on the bird its the only animal in the world that does this,it places things at the front of its bower but it arranges them ,out of perspective ie instead of things getting smaller in the distance as you look at it,as in roads /railway lines for instance ,it swaps them around for the female ie small stones closer getting bigger the further out from the bower,so she will stay longer hopefully,
    There are nice summaries of this work here BBC Nature - Male bowerbirds
    and here Deakin University | Males up to their old tricks
    and here Male bowerbirds use forced perspective architecture to get more sex Phenomena

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