It’s a long tail

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge #52: Birds With Long Tail Feathers

Thanks for filling in for Lisa. Yes a daunting task but you have done quite well. Just love your birds. The Caspian Tern and Glossy Starling are my favourites. Here’s a few from my part of Australia.

Pheasant Coucal

Spangled Drongo

King Parrot

Willie Wagtail

Grey Fantail

Grey-crowned Babbler

Restless Flycatcher

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Rainbow Bee Eaters

Spots, stripes or freckles

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With Stripes, Spots or Freckles

Grey-crowned Babbler

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Little Wattlebird

Striated Thornbill

Superb Fairy Wren

Square-tailed Kite

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

White-throated Honeyeaters

Lewins Honeyeater

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Bar-shouldered Dove

Peaceful Dove

Green Catbird

Female Satin Bowerbird

Bush Stone Curlew

Double-barred Finch

Spotted Pardalote

The G birds are here

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds Beginning With “G” in The Title

Last weeks post I used all of the colour birds, the Greys and the Greens, so this week is just the G birds. Not as many as last week (phew I hear you say) just a few.

I have some not so good photos as I was sneaking through the wetland and bits of water plants, reeds etc were in the way, so lets start with those.

Magpie Geese

Australasian Grebe – first the adult and then the young chicks

A Glossy Black Cockatoo

A Galah

Silver Gulls


Birds of colour

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With Colour In Their Name

The Greys: Grey Fantail – Grey Goshawk – Grey-shrike Cuckoo Thrush – Grey Crowned Babbler

The Blacks: Black-necked Stork – Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike – Black Kite – Pacific Black Ducks – Black Swan – Black-shouldered Kite – Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

The Honeyeaters: Blue-faced Honeyeater – Yellow-faced Honeyeater – Brown Honeyeater – White-throated Honeyeater – White-cheeked Honeyeater – Yellow Tufted Honeyeater – Scarlet Honeyeater

The Reds: Red-backed fairy Wren – Red-browed Firetail Finch – Crimson Rosella – Rose Robin

The Whites: White-faced Heron – White-headed Pigeon – White-throated Treecreeper – White-winged Chough – White-bellied Sea Eagles

The Greens: Green Catbird – Emerald Dove

Gold and Silver: Silver Gull – Silvereye – European Goldfinch – Golden Cisticola – Golden Whistler

Others: Pink-eared Duck – Chestnut-breasted Mannikin – Purple Swamphen – Azure Kingfisher – Rainbow Lorikeet – Rainbow Bee-eaters

Everyone’s favourite – Eastern Yellow Robin

Look up there

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds Perched Up

This is a difficult challenge mainly from the point of view as what is perched up? perhaps some birds are perched but maybe not as up as at eye level. But then again maybe I am perched up so they are as well. Anyway lets have a song to listen while we scroll and enjoy a few birds on their perches.

I grouped the birds together. White-faced Heron, Egrets on fence posts, Satin Bowerbird female, Satin Bowerbird male, Satin Flycatcher, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Little Corella,, Brahaminy Kite on a power pole, Black-shouldered Kite far away, Wedged-tailed Eagle, Gull on a statue, Willie wagtail on a cow, Lewins Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin, Rose Robin.

F’en birds

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds that begin with an “F”

I think I might find a few birds with an “F” start

Grey Fantail
Grey Fantail with lunch
Rufous Fantail
Figbird male
Figbird female
Double-barred Finch
Red-browed Firetail Finch
Noisy Friarbird at lunch
Little Friarbird enjoying lunch too
Leaden Flycatcher male
Leaden Flycatcher female
Restless Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Tawny Frogmouth

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