Bird of the Week: 19th August - nighttime activity

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Holly
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Bird of the Week: 19th August - nighttime activity

Good morning everyone

This week lets see some night time photos - now that doesn't have to mean nocturnal birds but just photos taken at night.

 

Elsie
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Oh gosh, I haven't ever really tryed taking photos in the dark blush but here is my one and only shotcheeky

A Fan-tailed cuckoo (please correct me if i'm wrongcheeky)

Araminta
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You are one up from me then Elsie, I have never taken a shot in the darkcrying Well doneyes

It rains today, but I will go out if it stops. I see a problem though, I do not want to disturb any birds by using a spot light. They might just be a few black photoswink

M-L

rawshorty
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I think this is my only night shot. Taken in Cooktown.

frogmouth- by rawshorty, on Flickr">frogmouth- by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Annie W
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I discovered, that when you look through the viewfinder of your camera, at night, in the dark, it's....dark!  laugh  True!  My little pearl of wisdom cheeky  Pointed the camera where I thought he was, and luckily got most of him. 

Tawny Frogmouth

(Boy these guys look different (to me) at night, round and un-branch like & all that.)

NW Tasmania

Elsie
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Lovely photos guys! M-L; did you get any shots? It is bitterly cold here but it's not raining; I might go out tonight and see what I can getsmiley

Araminta
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Didn't go outside Elsie, I just hate the coldangry

M-L

davethewonder
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Seems like the frogmouth is popular night-time character. I have a pretty ordinary shot of one. However the Bush-Stone Curlew made for an interesting photographic subject laugh
 

 

Dave, Sydney. 

Annie W
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Oh wow Elsie, a cuckoo!  I know I probably sound silly saying that, but being new to birding and all, I've never actually seen a cuckoo!  Weird, but true laugh

davethewonder, what an amazing bird that Bush-Stone Curlew is - look at those gorgeous eyes.  Fantastic shot.  His head kinda reminds me of one of those Hippogriff thingys from the Harry Potter movies (blush you can tell I have kids in the house).  Can't wait to see what gets posted next...

NW Tasmania

shoop
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ok I know this isn't a bird , but it is at night time and it is feeding from the bird feeder . Its a rat .surprise

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Elsie
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Thats a huge rat!!! We have possums at our housecheeky

Woko
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No animals in sight but great habitat for perching night time or day time.

Annie W
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Naww shoop, he's actually quite cute, in a big chubba rat way laugh.  He is huge isn't he Elsie!  I dunno, I think one of his parents must have been a bandicoot (kidding).  I like him.

NW Tasmania

Holly
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Hey gang

Lets get the thread back on track please and not go down the road of having digs at each other. If there are any threads where anyone feels that they have been attacked - please report it to me so I can take a look.

Everyone is entitled to different opinions but I ask that you all consider the other person you are disagreeing with and behave appropriately. Remember tone doesn't come across well online.

 

We do have under 18s that use this board as well (including Nathan) and so we should all (both under and over 18s) be mindful of that.

End of discussion on this and back to bird photos please.

Annie W
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Taken on board Holly, and my apologies to Nathan for being abrupt.  Now, where are all those night shots, dying to see some more smiley

NW Tasmania

Elsie
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 Sorry about that Holly, I completely understandsmiley

I took this one at 7:30 on a summers night last year, thats why it's still a bit light (does it still count?). Sorry about the poor qualitysad

I'm also an under 18.

It's a Laughing Kookabarra

davethewonder
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Hey all

In the absence of many people posting night-time shots, I have found a few in my photo library - however they not Australian birds. None-the-less they are beautiful birds, all taken at night from a river cruise in Borneo. I hope you can still enjoy them in the mean-time. I will keep looking and try to find some more Australian night-time shots.

   

Dave, Sydney. 

davethewonder
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Just to get some more Australian birds in the mix - below are some more pics. First one is a Bassian Thrush which hopped through the back garden in the evening and the second is a Rose Robin, taken at twilight - sorry about the terrible quality of that one. 

 

Dave, Sydney. 

ihewman
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Holly wrote:

We do have under 18s that use this board as well (including Nathan) and so we should all (both under and over 18s) be mindful of that.

And me too! Dave, if you know the names those Borneo birds, it might be good to post them so others can learn some new birds. I know these: 1) Black and Red Broadbill 3) Stork-billed Kingfisher 5) Buffy Fish-Owl.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

davethewonder
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No probs.
As I mentioned, pics taken in Borneo on the Kinabatangan River

2) and 4) are both Blue-eared Kingfisher (male and female). I belive the one with the black beak and bright blue plumage on the back is the male, and the red beak is the female. Although I could be wrong cheeky

  

Dave, Sydney. 

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