Bird of the Week Challenge: 18th August - rain!

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 18th August - rain!

Like most of the east coast of Australia, we are all pretty wet here (talk about a slow trip to work - and our entrance road was flooded!). Good chance to share your images of birds in the rain or in water. Its one we have done before.

 

Nice broad topic for you again this week. One photo per post and posts between postings per person.

 

Ross42
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Butcher Bird sheltering in our carport, still singing though.

Araminta
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How cute is the Butcherbirdheart Carports make a good hiding place. This King Parrot (Frankiewink) was sitting on my car when it rained.

M-L

timrp
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This Australian Wood Duck was out in the rain.

Reflex
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From the days when it used to rain more frequently is SE Qld.

Samford Valley Qld.

Elsie
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An Australia White Ibis (looking rather brown) calmly going about his business in the rain.

mpb
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Dont take many photos in the rain.

This one has rain and birds in it, does anyone know what they are?

Mark

timrp
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That is an amazing shot. Do you know what they are? Are they Sulpher Crested Cockatoos, they look like cockatoos or correllas.

Araminta
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Do I know where they are? Help me find themcrying

M-L

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There are 6 black dots left of the lightning, impossible to properly tell what they are but it looks like a flock of cockies.

WhistlingDuck

Might be hamerkops - which among certain African tribes is believed to be the mythical lightning birdwink.

I can see some small bird like dark shapes against the clouds between the tree on the left and the lightning bolt. But im struggling to even id those as birds!

rawshorty
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mpb wrote:

Dont take many photos in the rain.

This one has rain and birds in it, does anyone know what they are?

I can see 6 birds, maybe Ravens?

The lightning looks like Marge Simpsonlaugh

Great shot.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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Slippery when wet.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Araminta
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Frankie in the raincheeky

M-L

Reflex
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Nice one Araminta!

 One from Saturday.

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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rawshorty wrote:
mpb wrote:

Dont take many photos in the rain.

This one has rain and birds in it, does anyone know what they are?

I can see 6 birds, maybe Ravens?

The lightning looks like Marge Simpsonlaugh

Great shot.

So it does Shorty!  I can see a freaky looking face at the bottom of Marge's hair too laugh.  Fabulous shot there!

NW Tasmania

TTT
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Wet Wet Wet


 

rawshorty
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Lift off from the pond

Shorty......Canon gear

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Annie W
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A slightly soggy Laughing Kookaburra

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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Creating his own raincheeky

M-L

Elsie
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We are finally getting some rain here!! These scalys aren't so happy about itsmiley

Reflex
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The Little Wattlebirds don't seem to mind the rain.

Samford Valley Qld.

mpb
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Thanks for the comments on the lightning shot. I think they are most likely corellas.

These guys were riding the debris down the flooded Clarence. I could not work out why they were not flying off especially as they were approaching the bridge. All the other were.

It was only when they got closer I noticed the babies.

Mark

Ross42
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Noisy Miner bathing in our pool.

WhistlingDuck

Great shots everyone.

Thats a interesting one of the swamp hen family mpb. Have to hope they all made it safely to dry ground.

TTT
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Google+ Auto Awesome  adds 'snow' to my photo ! ? !

cassie.c87
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I prefer to avoid going out while it's raining, but I did get caught in a down pour while at my local dog park along with a few Corella's

Annie W
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Welcome Swallow waiting for an unexpected sunshower to stop.

NW Tasmania

Devster
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Annie you take the most amazing photos! You have such a great eye. Your shots not only look great but they have character. I wish you were up here so I could learn from you.

Devster

Annie W
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Ahh Devster, you give me too much credit I'm afraid laugh, but thankyou.  I have the worst technical knowledge, everything is the doohicky thingamy.  I joined here early last year and have learnt most stuff from here - there are many amazing knowledgable members in this forum who are only too happy to help, so you are in the right place!    Still so much to learn for me on all levels - the internet and youtube are a great help also, oh, and having fun with practice practice practice.wink

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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A Teal taking a bath

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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birdie
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An Intermediate ( I think) Egret all hunched in the rain

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Annie W
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Oh that is so very pretty birdie, almost looks like snow falling around him/her.

NW Tasmania

sue818
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We had at least 6 drops of rain yesterday in Charleville so the Yellow-throated Miner took a bath. Sue

birdie
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Oh dear Sue ... I feel for you out there... is that all you have received from all this rain?  We are still getting soaked here, I took a shot in my garden but cant post it yet as nobody is posting!!!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Annie W
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Here you go birdie, you can post now wink

This Black Currawong had a lot to say about the rain this day, never seems to bother them much though.

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
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Fishing at Jervis Bay, 4 Silver Gull's picking up our burley in the rain with the lowest rainbow i have ever seen.

Shorty......Canon gear

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Araminta
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This was one of the wettest days at the Treatment Plant. Thick fog and the kind of drizzle you can hardly see, but after a few minutes you are soaking wet. I took this photo hiding the camera under my jacket, and quickly got back in the carcrying

M-L

birdie
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Wow Annie... that Black Currawong is a stunner!!!

Here is my favourite Spangled Drongo on my fence yesterday in the rain ....

Sunshine Coast Queensland

sue818
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I think that Frankie and the Drongo are my pick. Being desperate for rain, some birds resort to other means. Call this an action shot. Sue

Annie W
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Thanks birdie.  Took that one up near Cradle Mt, sadly it almost feels like cheating with some of these guys lately though as a few seem to be getting easier to sneak up on - my conclusion, possibly because of handouts from well meaning tourists no.

Beautiful sheen you've caught on that Spangled Drongo, just gorgeous.  I have to confess, the Ockerina in me has a little giggle at the name of these birds.  I was curious to know if they were named before the slang term came about, so looked it up.  Wasn't what I expected at all, but least I know now wink

http://andc.anu.edu.au/australian-words/meanings-origins?field_alphabet_value=91

NW Tasmania

Devster
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AnnieJ wrote:

Thanks birdie.  Took that one up near Cradle Mt, sadly it almost feels like cheating with some of these guys lately though as a few seem to be getting easier to sneak up on - my conclusion, possibly because of handouts from well meaning tourists no.

Beautiful sheen you've caught on that Spangled Drongo, just gorgeous.  I have to confess, the Ockerina in me has a little giggle at the name of these birds.  I was curious to know if they were named before the slang term came about, so looked it up.  Wasn't what I expected at all, but least I know now wink

http://andc.anu.edu.au/australian-words/meanings-origins?field_alphabet_value=91

I don't know if you can trust that source Annie, especially when it gives a meaning to the next word. (Read the link and you will know what I mean) cheeky

Devster

Annie W
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Lol, yes I saw that one too Devster and had a bit of a chuckle.laugh  I read through a few of the more familiar ones after I saw that and cross-googled, and the ones I checked seem to be pretty accurate definitions.  My conclusion, given the site is the ANU in Canberra and an Education Dept site, the Dropbear definition is perhaps just someones idea of a giggle, to keep poor unsuspecting exchange students out of the woods at night winklaugh

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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The rain doesn't seem to affect the appetite at all..

 

Samford Valley Qld.

gphe
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Plovers don't seem to mind the rain - but have to shake off the excess water now and again smiley

rawshorty
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This Purple Swamphen was enjoying her pond untill the spooked Kangaroo jumped through.

Shorty......Canon gear

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