Bird of the Week Challenge: 16th October - Bird Week!!!

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Monica
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 16th October - Bird Week!!!

Hi everyone,

It's time to get excited because next week is National Bird Week! There is so much happening, including the 4th annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count. So the theme from now until the end of October will be backyard birds

And even more exciting: the lovely Holly will be re-joining us mid-November after a year of parental leave. So you'll have two part-time, exahausted, but enthusiastic bird-loving mums cheering you on instead of just the one :)  Photo challenges will be going to monthly ones, which means more time to get your best images up! 

In the meantime, happy snapping!  BIRD WEEK, WOOO!

Monica

triker1
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Noisy Miner feeding on a lemon tree in my backyard.

Termite
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37 degrees so the birdbaths were popular and I was lucky with the light - think it produced a nice colour effect

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triker1
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Young Blue-faced Honeyeater feeding on a banana flower in the backyard.

Devster
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Here is a male Superb Fairy-Wren in the backyard.

robwill
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untitled-46.jpg by robert, on Flickr

Not among the usual vistors to my backyard.....nice to see a different species.

Rob. 

sue818
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As I am currently travelling, my backyard bird is a bit unusual... male Painted Finch from Robe River rest area in WA

Sue

HelloBirdy
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Rob - your Brown Gerygone appears to be a young Golden Whistler

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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

Devster
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HelloBirdy wrote:

Rob - your Brown Gerygone appears to be a young Golden Whistler

I was thinking the same thing Ryu. I looked at the photo first and said Golden Whistler as I always try to identify first before looking so I can improve. Then when Rob had Brown Gerygone, I thought that's not right it's a Golden Whistler.

I thought female at first but with those rufous coverts it's definitely a youngen.

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Rob I forgot to mention that I loved the photo of the young Golden. Love the way the green background really makes the bird stand out.

Here is one im my mates backyard in VIC.

Eastern Rosella

robwill
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Thanks for the heads up Dev and Birdy......

Rob. 

robwill
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Thanks Dev......That Rosy looks awesome.

Rob. 

Devster
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Thanks Rob

robwill
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Another regular in the back yard.

Little Friar Bird. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

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Forest Kingfisher in the backyard of where I work in Samford

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