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Who's a Pretty Boy Then? Bird Caught Admiring Its Own Reflection Pool of Water


Animals  (tags: birds, pretty boy, nature, interesting, wildlife, beautiful )

Lone
- 1573 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the incredible moment a beautiful Nuthatch is caught admiring its own reflection using a pool of still water - as a mirror. Photographer Mark Hancox waited for a month in a specially built hide just yards from the pool for the opportunity to



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H K. (38)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:53 pm
Wow. After stressing over all this political stuff, this is JUST BEAUTIFUL. Thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:56 pm
beautiful, thnx.
 

Laura H. (874)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:26 pm
Love the photo-I saved it! :)
 

sherrie e. (147)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:27 pm
These are such beautiful little birds...I love to watch them at my feeders! Thanks for the smile, Lone!
 

marjolein s. (289)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:29 pm
i love birds, they are so fragile and uncomplicated.thank u for this one..Lone, hugss.:)marjolein
 

Rebel Sue (467)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:04 pm
Simply Beautiful..thanks Terry
 

Lone Wolf (1390)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:25 pm
i love my birds also and i seen this story and just had to pass it on
 

Shari G. (27)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:33 pm
Saved the photos. Truly beautiful. Thanks Terry
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:16 am
Incredible picture! A huge WOW!
Noted with thanks.
 

clare h. (38)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:45 am
What a beautiful picture, the contrast between nature and machinery makes the shot. Thanks Lone
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:51 am
Photo is awesome, but I've not read anything in the article that says Mr Hancock spent a month in a hide to get his pics. It does take a lot of patience to get such shots, I have spent many an hour to obtain a result & most times in vain. It is far from uncommon for birds to react in this way on seeing their reflection, but to capture those moments on camera & with such clarity, is truly fantastic...
m3 card
 

Mattie D. (13)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:57 am
A beautiful bird and a wonderful image - the quiet and tranquility of the shot reawakens the joy of nature - thank you
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:19 am
Such cool photo!
 

chris b. (2484)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:36 am
Even the rusty piece of junk adds a cerian charm to the amazing picture! Good job the photographer had not stopped for a KitKat or he might have missed the shot! I still have a very large pheasant in my back garden and a very aggressive blackbird male who has tried to evict the pheasant, who is a male around a 100 times bigger having evicted the other blackbirds and a pair of collared doves! Strangely he seems to tolerate the small birds!
 

Bette M. (91)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:39 am
Love birds & trees.......There is a nutch hatch that comes
to my window sill every so often for some sunflower seeds.

Plant & protect trees for life.......
 

Leslie Y. (156)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:42 am
Noted,thanks.Good story.
 

Stephan B. (38)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:49 am
While in Washington, DC, i saw a strange bird admiring his reflection in a window. On closer inspecton I realized it was my representive, known for his narcissistic ways and bouffant hair do
 

Jeanette Steffi G. (189)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 5:48 am
nice.

 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:05 am
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for this one,Terry. I have birds landing on a stainless steel gazing ball in my yard all the time and they sit there and look at themselves. I guess I should try for some pictures this year.
 

Tierney G. (383)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:25 am
Awwwwwwe I love this! Thanks Terry
 

BernadetteP P. (72)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 7:08 am
great one terry
 

H K. (38)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:03 am
Where do you find all these AMAZING pictures?
 

Cheryl Ulrich (107)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:19 am
Oh ! Look at that ! :) I just love the little nuthatches ! They come to my feeders every day ! They're so friendly and trusting ! And their little voices are so unique , you can pick them out from all the others ! Ours love it when we put peanut butter on the trunk of the big pine tree :) Thanks for the smile today Terry !
 

Carol H. (32)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:33 am
Thank you for my AAAWWW for today.
 

Marge M. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:21 am
wonderful
thank you
 

Annie J. (205)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:25 am
thanks T, you made me smile...........
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 11:20 am
Awesome picture TYLone
 

No fwd van E (38)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:29 pm
Sweet
 

Maria Villalta Quiros (61)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:30 pm
How beautiful!
 

Bette M. (91)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:12 pm
I put this picture on the sidebar of my page.........

Plant & protect trees for life.........
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:16 pm
Stunning. Thank you for this moment of true beauty.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:54 pm
This is awesome!
 

Debbie Peddicord (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:49 pm
GOOD STORY !!!
 

Mary Benbouguettaya (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:17 pm
Truly beautiful
 

Lone Wolf (1390)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 7:37 pm
Thank you everyone for your Beautiful comments, Lone
 

Eyda Hernandez (97)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:20 pm
Wow ! What a great job!
 

Sharen B. (69)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:21 pm
Could not resist a look at that pretty bird, it was seeing. Loved it, thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Linda M. (0)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:07 am
how sweet
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:12 am
WONDERFUL WOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jo29zxDaQ4RLD WITH ANIMALS. LOUIS ARMSTRONG. THERE IS STILL BEAUTY IF WE LOOK.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:13 am
STUNNING PICTURE
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:14 am
THANK YOU FOR THIS PICTURE, VERY INSPIRING AND MAKES ME WANT TO PICK UP MY CAMERA AGAIN AFTER WE LOST EVERYTHING AFTER THE VIRUS ATTACK FROM CARE2 SEARCH ENGINE. MAKES ME WANT TO START CLICKING WITH THE CAMERA AND NOT JUST THE KEY BOARD TOO.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:15 am
THANK YOU LONE WOLF. IT IS A INSPIRING AND AWESOME PICTURE.
 

Annabelle T. (1)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:51 am
Noted. That's a stunning photo.
 

Guynell Franks (0)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 3:56 am
Beautiful picture......I'm going to save it.
 

Mm M. (449)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:44 am
WOW Thanks so much TY...

Soooooo needed this one after a couple horrible stories and this was outstanding.

Had to send it to some friends. LOVED IT!!!!!!! Outstanding!
 

Jamie Lynn M. (2)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 9:30 am
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful image!
 

Sakura L. (41)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 10:49 am
saved x3 just beautiful
 

Cathryn N. (3)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 11:23 am
Thank you for the smile. This is an incredibly beautiful picture of one of my favourite birds. You made my day
 

Judith C. (107)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:50 pm
Beautiful photo
 

Debbie G. (316)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 9:18 pm
Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing this Terry.
 

Irma Paulme (98)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 12:49 am
WOW and again WOW! Magnifient visual!
 
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