See my reflection

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections of Birds

A quick bunch of birds reflections.

By the swimming pool #1 White-headed Pigeon

By the swimming pool #2 Willie Wagtail

At the waterhole on my place #1 Fuscous Honeyeater

At the waterhole on my place #2 White-throated Honeyeater

At the waterhole on my place #3 Red-browed Firetail Finch

At the beach a Silver Gull

In the wetland #1 a Royal Spoonbill

In the wetland #2 Black-necked Stork

Down at a creek #1 Two Darters

Down at a creek #2 Intermediate Egret

In the river #1 Eurasian Coot

In the river #2 a Pelican

Just an abstract

The colour is gone

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds in Black and White

I thought I had already contributed to Lisa’s photo challenge and looking through my posts I can see that I have written quite a number of posts with a similar theme. I will have to dig into the archives for this one so sorry if you have seen some of these before

Here’s a short song that I discovered many many years ago. I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do.

The e birds

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds beginning with the letter “E”

I didn’t really know what I could find but an egret or eagle or two but lets press on and see what E birds may be found around here.

Well I found an Egret that doesn’t mind riding cattle, Eagles with food, thanks goodness that I have a few photos of Eastern birds and a dove. Head on out with a bit of Aussie rock from the 70’s plus a slice of what Australia was like at that time

Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Wedged-tailed Eagle
Wedged-tailed Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagles
Eastern Rosella
Eastern Whipbird
Eastern Curlew
Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Yellow Robin
Emerald Dove

Hawks from here

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Hawks

When I saw the theme for this weeks photo challenge, I wasn’t sure I had any Hawk photos. It took a bit but there they were plus a sneaky one.

A Collared Sparrowhawk in a tree on my place watching next doors chooks.

A Grey Goshawk yelling at something

Not really a bird. A Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Some more birds and colours

Cee’s Mid-Week Colour Madness: Blue Greens
The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds You Love

I know some of you may be wondering how I could have another bird I love and how can it be blue green. Well my fellow bloggers, look on. A selection of King Parrots including our little mate Tiny.

A favourite yellow

Jude’s Life in Colour: Yellow
Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds You Love

Another double up for photo challenges. Some may have noticed I’ve not been around for a short while so I have a bit of a catch-up going on. I will be doing a few more yellow post as Jude’s photo challenge is for the month so here is a teaser of what could be coming. I have decided just to just do one bird for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge as I would be here forever trying to decide which ones to post. If you have a favourite bird that I may have a photo of, give me a shout in the comments and I might just do one more favourite bird post.

So which bird did I pick? I am sure a lot of you will know that one of the cutest birds that I have at my place is the Eastern Yellow Robin. I can’t just decide on one photo so perhaps a gallery of this darling bird. Some may remember the robin from my besties place, Bobbin, who will be in here somewhere. perhaps more than once!

Here’s a tune while you have look at the Eastern Yellow Robin.

The D birds are here

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds Beginning With the Letter D

I may be able to find a few I guess.

Common Bronzewing Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Emerald Dove
Peaceful Dove
Double-barred Finch
Plumed Whistling Duck
A gang of Hardheads
Pink-eared Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Darters
Dusky Woodswallow
Spangled Drongo
Sticky beak

Once upon a wire

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp
The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds on a Wire or a Fence
Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Adieu

Yes I have joined with the ranks of those who have doubled up. The first is my Square for Becky and the rest a random number of photos and yes to all who have asked, I will name the birds perhaps in the captions.

The song for the prompts way back to the 60’s, there’s even a harpsichord! How hippy is that?

Welcome Swallows up on the wire admiring the hot orange sky

Here are the rest of the flock

Welcome Swallow gathering nesting material
A fluffy bum of an Eastern Yellow Robin also getting a nest ready
Red-browed Firetail Finch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin not really as grumpy as it looks
Restless Flycatcher on the look out
Sometimes Eastern Rosellas just like to chill
If you are going to check out a market, find a good spot
Pick the odd one out. No it’s not a Magpie Lark on Steroids, it’s just a Magpie.
My “arty” photo of a Magpie on a post. Handheld. Full focus. Possibly wrong setting. Heat haze
A Double Barred Finch. I don’t know, a look of disdain?
A cheerful little Jacky Winter

Not only do we say adieu to our daily squares for January, #SquareUp, but also to a Ragtag Prompter Christine who has supplied some challenging prompts. Adieu Christine, see around the posts

Bottoms up……of sorts

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With Butts In The Air
and Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp as it was Becky who said You What!! when I commented I didn’t have any such photos. This prompted me to go on a search of my folders. This is the pathway to the photo – b*******/brians photos/birds/waterbirds/coot Yes I am still sorting last years photos and have almost cracked August.

So bottoms up

See. This is what I mean by sort of…..not the cute fluffy bottoms that can be seen in either photo challenges

All the “C” birds I can find

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds starting with a “C”

White Winged Chough
Fantailed Cuckoo
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Stone Beach Curlew
Eastern Curlew
Pied Currawong
Common Bronzewing
Crimson Rosella
Little Corellas
Sulpher-crested Cockatoo
Eurasian Coots
Pied Cormorant
Green Catbird
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo