Bird of the Week: 27th January - Australiana

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Holly
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Bird of the Week: 27th January - Australiana

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Australia Day. With that in mind, lets see your quintessential Australian bird - the one that you would think of first if someone asked you about Australia's birds.

Lets challenge this a bit more - only one photo per member! (think I will start putting some extra challenges in for you all along with the theme like image no. limits, species exclusions etc).

You can describe why this bird says 'Australia' to you as well if you like.

 

Cheers

Holly

 

Araminta
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No question, the Kookaburra is well known all over the world as Australian.

M-L

Araminta
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I would like to make one comment if I may. Restricting us to only posting one photo on Bird of the Week, will make a topic rather boring. If you have a look at any other week, you will find that only few people post here. So I find it nice to look at more than one photo from the same poster.  Take last week , there were 18 photos posted by 7 people. For me the idea is: the more photos the better, I love all of them.

That's just my opinion, I don't think it's a chellenge, more of a restriction. I'd like to know what other people think?

(I hope I'm not stepping on your toes Holly, if I do, I apologize)

M-L

Holly
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Happy to have the discussion with everyone. Wasn't going to limit to just one photo every week but rather mix it up a little with other challenges as well (and not every week).

 

My thought behind it was that it is challenging you all to sit and assess your photos rather than putting everything up in that theme? 

Araminta
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Happy to post one more then. The Australian Magpie comes to my mind.

M-L

Annie W
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I always saw "Bird of the Week" sticky as "Bird Challenge of the Week" anyway - otherwise what's the point in having a separate thread at all to the main (open) body of Best Photo's.    If I'm able to contribute, more than happy to go with whatever the flow may be - bring on more challenges I say!

My choice is the Emu.  Adore their massive personalities, and always love their varied and comical hairdo's (well, feather-do's laugh).

Edited to add:  And their eyes, amazing eyes yes.

NW Tasmania

Holly
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Can we limit to just one this week and then see how it goes?

cassie.c87
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I'm going to have to go with the rainbow lorikeet smiley

Headsie
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Has to be the Wedgetail for me.

Rick N
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For me it's the Galah. This one taken at Eucla Roadhouse at Xmas, 45c and 40klm per hour North wind so no wonder he looks a bit agitated. Very harsh day for birds and people.

Cheers Rick

shoop
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My Australiana bird would have to be the Silvergull ( Seagull)

alot of people don't fancy them but I tend to have a big soft spot for them.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

rawshorty
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I have no problems with restrictions on Bird of the week, in fact i would like to see more challenging themes presented.

I would have to agree with Headsie on the Wedgie, one mighty Australian bird.

But to post something different i will post the Gang Gang Cockatoo, after all it is the Faunal Emblem for the Australian Capital Territory that houses the Capital of Australia.

And what tourist would not love to see one of these beautiful birds.

Gang Gang Male-3056 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url] Gang Gang Male-3056 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

richman

My beloved Cockies are the bird that reminds me of the larrikin Australian spirit.

Rick N
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Lovely Bird!! Sorry ,still trying to work my way around here smiley "Lovely bird" is in reference to the Gang Gang Cockatoo.

Cheers

Elsie
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Great photos everyone! Well, the bird that really makes me think "Aussie" would have to be the Willie Wagtail. I love their happy singing and the way they chatter away to themselves smiley

Rick N
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Yes, don't know why I didn't think of the Wagtail. Then of course if you add corrugated ironsmiley

Holly
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Well done everyone - some great photos!

 

Will put up the new week's theme shortly but if anyone has any ideas for themes or extra challenges - please let me know. Always happy to take suggestions!

 

george
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Kookaburra aussie for shore .

Araminta
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Holly wrote:

Well done everyone - some great photos!

Will put up the new week's theme shortly but if anyone has any ideas for themes or extra challenges - please let me know. Always happy to take suggestions!

If I can make a suggestion? Something that narrows it down to:  birds with " long leggs" "short leggs"  "long beaks" "red eyes" "blue eyes"........ you get the drift?

M-L

Holly
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Good ideas M-L - I am filing them away

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