Bird of the Week Challenge: 11th May - fabulous feathers

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 11th May - fabulous feathers

Happy Monday everyone,

Hope you have all had a great week. Lets focus this time round on feathers - a bird with unique feathers or a close up of some feathers - whatever you like...

 

Wanda
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Brown Goshawk taking in the sun 

Canonguy
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Wanda, that is awesome! You're lucky it's a young one, as the adults may not have let you this close.

Where was I when you saw this? :

Damn!

How is your green tree snake going BTW? See the Square-tailed Kites at all last year?

Cheers

Akos

Wanda
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Hi Akos

Sorry the Square-tailed Kites did not come back I was so disappointed. 

Have not seen the Green Trees for awhile but had a small Red Bellied black snake living in side garden up until a fortnight ago. 

Good to hear from you.

Chris 333
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Beautiful shot of the goshawk Wanda.  With such a strong left wing view I thought for moment that it might be be a Bobhawke....  smiley    

(groan....)

Having trouble uploading the picture. But here's a female red tailed cockatoo that dropped by recenty.

WhistlingDuck

Australian Ibis tail

 

Reflex
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King Parrot (wasn't aware of any blue feathers until I took this shot).

Samford Valley Qld.

dwatsonbb
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Different shades in this Tasmanian Native Hen (endemic) aka Turbo chook. One of only 3 flightless birds in Australia. Great eating apparently, place in pot with a rock, boil until the rock is soft, throw away the bird and eat the rock!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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That sunning Goshawk is stunning! I agree, I can never get that close to them. 

Can't go past a "feathers" theme without a Lyrebird. Not a great photo, but sure is a great bird. 

Dave, Sydney. 

robwill
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Ok, so these are not very fabulous feathers by any means but they are very worn out. If this cocky could talk....

One very old Sulphur Crested Cockatoo by robert whybrow, on Flickr

Rob. 

rawshorty
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robwill wrote:

Ok, so these are not very fabulous feathers by any means but they are very worn out. If this cocky could talk....

One very old Sulphur Crested Cockatoo by robert whybrow, on Flickr

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He is not old Rob. He is affected by this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittacine_beak_and_feather_disease

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

rawshorty
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Gotta love the feather colour's on these beauty's

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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robwill
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Thanks Shorty.... I did have a read. This photo is 2 year old taken in my back yard and I have not seen him since.

Rob. 

Araminta
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Zebra Finch collecting feathers to build a nest.

M-L

Wanda
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Little Wattlebird flying out of the bath. Just shows the different patterns in the feathers.

Wanda
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Aggressive feather from the fearless Willie Wagtail hanging off the Kookaburra.

Reflex
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Interesting feathers around the neck on this New Holland Honeyeater.

Samford Valley Qld.

davethewonder
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Yes Reflex! 

I thought I was going crazy when I took a similar photo (below), but they do have interesting feathers around the neck. 

Dave, Sydney. 

Wanda
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Goshy warming the feathers

robwill
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Very nice feathers, and fashionable neck scarf. smiley

Turtle Dove by robert whybrow, on Flickr

Rob. 

Amson
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One of my favourites is the Emerald Dove.

Reflex
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Big shake to rid some of the dust before it took off!

Samford Valley Qld.

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