The Daily Post word prompt: Unlikely
This looks like a good place to set up the wildlife camera with its infra-red sensors to catch the action at the bird bath, or so I thought. It would unlikely that anything could go wrong and I would have a fine gallery of birds at the bird bath.
I didn’t count on the wisteria leaves on the arbor where I fastened the camera to be uncooperative.
Nicely positioned. Unlikely to miss anything. What? The wind has blown up.
Oh dear. Now it’s getting worse.
This is ridiculous. You can hardly even see the bird bath.
But wait. Here are some White-headed Pigeons
A Magpie has landed
The late afternoon sun on the Galah is perfect
So it wasn’t unlikely after all
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: 2 Different Things or the Number 2
I often see two different birds at the bird bath. (search on here bird bath to see more in colour) This post isn’t all about two birds and the bird bath, some other twos for your enjoyment as well.
Despite the Spangled Drongos death stare, the Noisy Miner remained oblivious
Sometimes you have to defend your territory even if the other bird is much bigger. The Noisy Friarbird kept harassing the Square-tailed Kite
“Hey Bobbin, what did he write down there?”
There is always somewhere good to perch to see if anyone has any chips.
I thought I really should include some flowers for Cee
A favourite song
The Daily Post word prompt: Partake
At the bird bath there is room for everyone who wants to partake
Some birds come in pairs like the White-browed Scrub Wrens
Red-browed Firetail Finches prefer a communal bath time
The Variegated Fairy Wrens take turns
This little Buff-rumped Thornbill was happy to have a bath all by himself
The Daily Post word prompt: Prolific
A flock of Cormorants skim the Clarence River one foggy morning
The design on a glass bowl
Lilli Pilli berries and leaves scatter the ground after a storm
The flowers open on a Bangalow Palm this morning
Once the bird bath gets prolific, someone has to leave
The Daily Post word prompt: Quartet
This looks like the perfect place to get the guys together and form our own Rainbow Lorikeet Quartet
Ok Robert, have you seen Phil and Steve? Steve was here a moment ago. Where is that clown?
Listen you lot. A quartet is four. Understand – four
Bloody hell. This is getting ridiculous!!! Can’t you guys count? Four Four Four
No no no. It’s Four. Can you please leave. Go now!
Finally. Are you guys paying attention? Oh I give up.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge topic: Birds
I think I may have a photo or two of a bird or two I could use for this photo challenge. I took these a couple of days ago. It’s just a few so no need to get set in for a while.
A flurry of wings sounded as the large White-headed Pigeon alighted on the bird bath with a watchful gaze.
A short while later, a young White-headed Pigeon flew in, it’s grey plumage starting to turn white.
The parent bird was vigilant as the young one took a drink.
Such a lovely looking bird don’t you think?
The Daily Post word prompt: Sweet
What could be sweeter than an Eastern Yellow Robin sitting on a garden chair looking for an insect in the garden
Perhaps a Red-browed Firetail Finch having a bath on a hot day
Or a Variegated Wren contemplating having a dip
Or a Grey Fantail splashing about
Or is it a tiny Brown Thornbill enjoying a splash around
Did you have a Sweet favourite?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The letter W with 2 vowels
The Whipbird at my besties enjoy going to the bird bath. I hope you enjoy this short tale of the Whipbird having a bath
I am ready for my bath
OK. I am going in.
This is great.
I really enjoyed that bath.
I hope my feet are clean.
Well………how do you look after your bath?
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes and Half Circles
A varied mix of Arches, Domes and Half Circles from Toowoomba, Florence, Figueres and at my place.
The Arched light support in Toowoomba
Half-Circle handles on the Teapots in the Ground Up Cafe Toowoomba
The Arches in the Toowoomba City Art Gallery
Half Circles graffiti Toowoomba
Arches on the White Horse Hotel Toowoomba
The Dome on the Dali Museum in Figueres
The blue Domes on the Great Synagogue in Florence
A Spangled Drongo wondering if the bird bath is a Half Circle or an upside down Dome
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge I am going to take liberty with the Letter I. I could have selected some of many Insect photos or other bits of nature starting with the letter I. But no, this Fun Foto Challenge is the word In.
In the bird bath. A Eastern Yellow Robin
In the bird bath. A Magpie
In the bird bath. An Eastern Whipbird
In the bird bath. Noisy Miners
In the bird bath. A Thornbill
In the bird bath. White-throated Treecreepers
In the bird bath. Eastern Whipbirds sure like to splash about.
I is also for Indignant
“Do you mind……I’m taking a bath here”
“Hey you….yeah you with the camera. A bit of privacy please”
For more Fun Fotos from other photographers check out the Letter I
I am also going to cheeky and slip another blog onto Dutch goes the Photos Birds