more Sydney Blue sparrow photos

To: "Gregory Little" <>, "'Darryl McKay'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>
Subject: more Sydney Blue sparrow photos
From: "storm" <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 20:12:58 +1000
Gooday all again

Just had a thought. Is it possible a person is using something like a
water pistol to squirt blue dye onto the birds. White Ibis a easily
approached in some areas.


White ibis might dye very easily with food colouring - one would have to
stop them preening the colour out while the dye set -  brown sparrows less
so. I have brown hair and would have loved to have blue hair on occasion -
unfortunately to get the blue to show at all the original colour has to be
bleached out.

Although feathers are not hair, specifically not my hair, I suspect the same
would hold true (although anyone wanting to use food dye to re-colour a
sparrow might be able to make an interesting experiment).




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