Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th July - bird dominos again!

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th July - bird dominos again!

Morning all

Great bathing bird shots last week everyone, thank you to all who contributed. This week lets bring back another challenge - bird dominos! The idea is to match up feather colours from the previous bird and then also introduce a new colour. A couple of tweaks from last time though...

Guidelines

  • When you post a photo, nominate up to 2 colours from the feathers of that bird (so for birds with many colours, just pick 2). If the bird has just one feather colour, just write that colour, if it has 2 colours, write both colours, if it has 3 or more - just select 2 colours.
  • Write the names of the colour or colours you select along with the photo in CAPITALS (you dont have to write every colour). The next bird must match (and the poster must also nominate) one of those colours (plus another if there is another feather colour). E.g. house sparrow (brown) then a powerful owl (brown and white), then a silver gull (white and grey) then a black-faced cuckoo-shrike (grey and black)...
  • The exact tone of the colour isn't needed (thats too hard), just the broad colour schemes are fine.
  • Bird species can be posted more than once, but the same photo can't be.
  • Each poster must wait 2 turns before taking part again.

 

Any clarifications - let me know

edited to clarify! Sorry all.

youcantryreachingme
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Well let me begin. Between royal spoonbills (Platalea regia), little egret (Egretta garzetta), darter (Anhinga melanogaster) and large egret (Egretta alba) - all lined up like dominoes, and all in traditional domino colours:

Black and White :)

Araminta
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Spotted Pardalote. White,( black yellow ) and ORANGE

M-L

Reflex
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Dusky Moorhen. Orange front plate and BLACK plumage.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Black-shouldered Kite......Juvi, Black.

Buff/brown- white

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

pacman
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Yellow-throated Miner - white and yellow (I don't like grey & black)

Peter

Rick N
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Stunning photo Shorty.

Reflex
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Eastern Yellow Robin (I was waiting for Yellow!).. Predominantly yellow but has some grey and WHITE.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Rick N wrote:

Stunning photo Shorty.

Thanks, Rick. It was a good weekend with themlaugh

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Araminta
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Black-winged Stilt (juvenile) White and GREY

M-L

rawshorty
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Nankeen Kestrel, White.

Buff/brown-black

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Reflex
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Grey Fantail.White, Black and YELLOW.

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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Striated Pardalote.... yellow - black -white and RED

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Juvenile Eastern Rosella. Red,green and BLUE.

M-L

Reflex
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Blue Faced Honeyeater.Blue,white,black and GREEN.

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Awesome shots everyone.  Hate to be a party pooper laugh but I think we're supposed to nominate only up to two feather colours, one of the two nominated in the shot before, and a new one, not the whole colour range of the bird.  At least that's how I understand this challenge. smiley

Anyhoo...Green Rosella, and I nominate GREEN or BLACK as the next connecting bird domino.

NW Tasmania

youcantryreachingme
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Female Australian King Parrot. I'll match you on green and nominate GREEN and RED.

Rick N
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Beautiful bird AnnieJ and I have to  say Chris your copyright really does detract from the wonderful photo. justmyopinion.

Cheers

rawshorty
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Red-browed Finch

GREEN or GREY

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Araminta
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Well, I don't want to be a "Party Pooper" either, as Annie said, but seeing we are applying strict rules here, there was a double post of "White" after I posted white and grey. I suggest to remove the second one.

M-L

Holly
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Morning all

I think my instructions haven't come across clear - totally my fault!

If the bird only has one feather colour -  nominate just the one colour (which of course is the same as the one before), if there are two colours - nominate both colours, if there are 3 or more, nominate just 2 of them... That way there is a bit of flexibility over the next option, just like dominoes. So you dont have to list every colour, just pick one (for a single colour), or 2 (for 2 or more colours) - and remember - its the ones in the feathers only (not beaks or legs).

I love that you all have been capitalising the colours that you have been nominating too! 

 

Hope that helps

 

Lets pick up from this point forward with the above rules - rawshorty has nominated GREEN or GREY

 

Araminta
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Thanks Holly, but post 11 is still double.(White again, after I posted White and Grey)

M-L

Reflex
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Grey Butcherbird. Grey and WHITE.

Samford Valley Qld.

Holly
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No worries ML

 

I dont think the post below your Black-winged stilt is a double - your photo had white and grey and rawshorty's kestrel had white, brown and black (of which of those 2 should have been nominated for the next person). There were 2 colours of feathers in your shot and rawshorty picked one of them (so if there are 2 colours in the bird's feathers' either of them can be used). Does that make sense?

There has been a bit of confusion in a few places yesterday so we are going forward with the rules as I have clarified them this morning. I am really sorry everyone! I obviously have not been caffienated well enough!

 

Annie W
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I don't think there is any double up ML, if you take out the additional colours it's actually flowed on pretty ok.

Little Egret - Black & White

Spotted Pardalote - Black & Orange

Dusky Moorhen - Black

Black-shouldered Kite - Black & White

Yellow-throated Miner - White & Yellow

EYR - Yellow & Grey

Black-winged Stilt - Grey & White

Nankeen Kestrel - White & Brown

Grey Fantail - White & Black

Striated Pardalote - Black & Red

Eastern Rosella - Red & Green

Blue-faced Honeyeater - Green and White

Green Rosella - Green & Black

Aus King Parrot - Green & Red

Red-browed Finch - Green or Grey

Grey Butcherbird - Grey or White

It doesn't have to be the last of the two colours nominated for the next shot, just one of the two.

edited to add Butcherbird

NW Tasmania

Holly
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Totally my fault everyone, I did a bad job this week! Next time we do this one (if I am brave enough to run it again laugh) we will do full domino rules...

 

So we are up to GREY or WHITE

Annie W
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female Grey Shrike-Thrush - GREY or BROWN

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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So, I can do a male Gang Gang, Grey and Red

M-L

Elsie
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Lovely photos everyone!!

edit (Holly) - Elise I have removed your purple swamphen as the red wasn't feathers - we need RED or GREY feathers if you have something.

Holly
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Elsie wrote:

 

Lovely photos everyone!!

Purple swamphen, RED and BLUEsmiley

 

Hey Elise - it is feather colour only (not beak colour) so red wouldn't match. Do you have another bird with red feathers you can use?

 

 

birdie
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Scarlet Honeyeater ... RED and BLACK

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Reflex
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Australian Magpie. Black and White.

Samford Valley Qld.

pacman
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Crimson Chat- has black & red feathers

Peter

Elsie
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Oh! Sorry, I promise i'll read more carfully next timesmiley

Scarlet honeyeater RED and BLACK

smiley

Annie W
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Grey Fantail - Black and Grey

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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edi - Holly - Hey rawshorty - have a bird with grey in it you can put in here instead?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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mpb
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OK I will assume the Kestrel say GREY and WHITE

WHITE and BLACK

Mark

Reflex
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Australian Ibis.

Black and White.

(PS AnnieJ. Has anyone ever told you that you have a really nice Fantail?)

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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mpb wrote:

OK I will assume the Kestrel say GREY and WHITE

Yep, sorry. Even after reading the rules "revisited" i still stuffed uplaugh

Time for another coffeeblush

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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Magpie Lark

BLACK and WHITE

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Annie W
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Reflex wrote:

Australian Ibis.

Black and White.

(PS AnnieJ. Has anyone ever told you that you have a really nice Fantail?)

I don't think anyone's told me I have a really nice anything for around 20 years or more Reflex, cheeky so thanks laugh.  Same same to some, but Fantails are one of my favs, such characters & cuties.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo:  White or Yellow

NW Tasmania

Elsie
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Golden whistler - YELLOW and BLACK

Araminta
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Helmeted Honeyeater. Yellow and Black.

M-L

Araminta
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Elsie beat me to it by one second!

M-L

Elsie
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Don't worry, they are both Yellow and blackcheeky

What a stunning photo M-L! 

rawshorty
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Flame Robin

BLACK and ORANGE

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

mpb
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Double ORANGE (fruit and chest) and take your pick, say GREEN.

Mark

Reflex
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Rainbow Lorikeet.

Plenty of choice for colours here. Let's go for Purple and or Yellow.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Purple Swamphen

PURPLE and BLACK

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Araminta
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different shades of Purple and a bit of (blueish/) Green.

A male Common Bronzewing.

M-L

youcantryreachingme
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Allow me to propose a bit of a format to the wording. I reckon this might make it pretty clear how to play too :)

So, for the last 5 posts, beginning with the flame robin, we could post like this:

__________

Flame robin - matches your black and I nominate BLACK and ORANGE.

__________

Rainbow Lorikeet - matches your orange and I nominate ORANGE and GREEN.

__________

Rainbow Lorikeet - matches your orange and I nominate PURPLE and YELLOW.

__________

Purple swamp hen - matches your purple and I nominate PURPLE and BLACK.

__________

Common bronzewing - matches your purple and I nominate PURPLE and GREEN.

__________

Note the 2nd rainbow lorikeet matched on one colour (orange) then nominated 2 entirely different colours (purple and yellow, and that's fine). Note also, as Holly asked, all matches are on feather colours.

Phew. I hope that takes some of the confusion out of it (and I hope I understood it right!! :D )

And wow. What a collection of photos! Love the fox pic! :)

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