Thursdays Special: Pick a Word

Oh yes. I can hardly wait for the start of each month when Paula pulls some fabulous words out to test our interpretation and photographic skills. There will be so many wonderful photos, just head over to Lost in Translation

Iconic
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Propagation
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Cleaved
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Zoomorphic
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Marginal
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The Wildlife Camera

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.
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Oh dear. Now it’s getting worse.
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This is ridiculous. You can hardly even see the bird bath.
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But wait. Here are some White-headed Pigeons
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A Magpie has landed
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The late afternoon sun on the Galah is perfect
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So it wasn’t unlikely after all

Here are the twos

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
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Sometimes you have to defend your territory even if the other bird is much bigger. The Noisy Friarbird kept harassing the Square-tailed Kite
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“Hey Bobbin, what did he write down there?”
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There is always somewhere good to perch to see if anyone has any chips.
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I thought I really should include some flowers for Cee
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A favourite song

Room for everyone

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
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Red-browed Firetail Finches prefer a communal bath time
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The Variegated Fairy Wrens take turns
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This little Buff-rumped Thornbill was happy to have a bath all by himself
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Song

The Daily Post word Prompt: Song

I know when the weather is turning cold. The Currawongs come down from the mountains to have their Winter at my place. This Currawong was in fine voice.
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I am Currawong hear me sing
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Here is a YouTube I have borrowed of Currawongs for those who haven’t heard them before.
The video is from Frederique Davies https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEXF5djuizCHyga2nbp5hMA

 

Some Birds

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge gives me free reign to unleash some of my “other” bird photos

I wonder if a bird lives in this bird house?
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This is the end of a log that fell across the road to my place. Luckily a neighbour came with his chainsaw to cut the log and I could get home. It really looks like a Kookaburra doesn’t it?
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A happy bird in a friends garden
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This bird is a bit more serious maybe
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Finding the Quartet

The Daily Post word prompt: Quartet

This looks like the perfect place to get the guys together and form our own Rainbow Lorikeet Quartet
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Ok Robert, have you seen Phil and Steve? Steve was here a moment ago. Where is that clown?
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Listen you lot. A quartet is four. Understand – four
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Bloody hell. This is getting ridiculous!!! Can’t you guys count? Four Four Four
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No no no. It’s Four. Can you please leave. Go now!
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Finally. Are you guys paying attention? Oh I give up.
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Black and White Birds

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Heads or Facial Features

A Blue-faced Honeyeater enjoying some lunch
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A Bush Stone Curlew was not impressed with me waking it up
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Getting up close and personal with a Kookaburra
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