Fish for lunch

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds that eat Fish as their Primary Diet

A White-faced Heron

Silver Gulls like fish…..and chips

Osprey with lunch

White-bellied Sea Eagle on the lookout for lunch

The Great Cormorant has his lunch

A Darter chasing fish

A Pied Cormorant thinking of lunch

Pelican cruising the water looking for fish

White feathers

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds With White feathers

“What do you mean it’s all about white feathers!!! What are these!!! Well I’m staying”

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo taking a stroll

Channel-billed Cuckoos. A migrant from Papua New Guinea who arrives with a raucous voice. They kick out other birds eggs from the nest, lay their eggs and leave the other bird to host the chicks. To see a smaller bird feeding a much bigger bird is distressing as that little bird will wear out from trying to keep enough feed going. They try for Ravens and Magpie nests usually.

An Intermediate Egret is wondering what all the fuss is about

I love seeing Sacred Ibis wheeling about on the current especially a huge flock….magnificent

Fly….it’s much nicer to have a stroll on the beach.

“Quick everyone….get out of here. There’s an Osprey walking along the beach coming this way”

I had to put in a Pelican didn’t I?

Royal Spoonbills always look serious to me

HI….great to see you

And a bonus Pelican

Walking

The Weekly Prompt from Sue for the photo challenge: Walking

Yes walking. There is always someone walking about isn’t there?

A White-faced Heron takes a walk among the Mangroves
white faced heron2_crab_brunswick river_brunswick heads_sept 2018

A Black-necked Stork walks in the wetland looking for a snack
black-necked stork02_named_grafton_april 2015

Having a stroll along the beach, an Osprey without a care in the world
osprey1_yamba_named_nov 2013

Birds from the Back

The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: From the Back

Spangled Drongo
spangled drongo_named_binna burra_feb 2018
Brown Pigeonbrown pigeon_named_binna burra_june 2017
Wonga Pigeonwonga pigeon01_binna burra_named_sept 2014
King Parrotking parrot_named_home_dec 2015

Osprey
osprey1_yamba_named_nov 2013

Eastern Yellow Robin
eastern yellow robin_bird bath_named_binna burra_march 2016

Scarlet Honeyeater
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Did you have a favourite? Please let me know.

The nests

The word prompt from The Daily Post: Nest

There are many different nests that Australian birds construct. Have a look at a few that I have found

Yes that is a nest. The Tawny Frogmouth nest is a couple of sticks haphazardly thrown in the fork of a tree
tawny frogmouth1_face_nest_binna burra_102011

A nest of sizeable proportions is the Osprey nest. This is a nest that is reused all the time.
osprey_nest_named_lawrence_sept 2014

Nests are for raising babies. Grey Fantail babies are always hungry.
fantail young03_nest_feeding_binna burra_named_nov 2014

A Spangled Drongo nest is tied to the branches of the Spotted Gum tree.
spangled drongo_nest_named_home_dec 2014

The male Figbird has his turn on the nest among the Jacaranda blossoms.
fig bird_male_nest_grafton_named_nov 2015

I think the Square-tailed Kite, sitting on her nest, has seen me.
square-tailed-kite02_nest_named_home_nov-2016

Sometimes a tail is all you see protruding from the nest.
square tailed kite_nest_named_home_sept 2017

The Pied Currawongs nest is very messy but it still is comfort to the young one who wants breakfast.
currie_the nest_just a beak