Bird of the Week Challenge: 19th May - Seven Birdy Sins

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 19th May - Seven Birdy Sins

Howdy everyone, another great challenge last week. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

This week I thought we might look at the seven deadly sins in the bird world (thank you to the member who suggested it). 

Lets make it extra challenging - each day will be a different sin (but we put them all in the same thread).

So share your photos of birds in the categories of:

  • Lust (mon)
  • Gluttony (tues)
  • Greed (wed)
  • Sloth (thurs)
  • Wrath (fri)
  • Envy (sat)
  • Pride (sun)

So today (until midnight tonight) is Lust kiss

 

Guidelines are:

  • Each day is a different 'sin' in the order they are listed above
  • Each person can only post 1 photo that fits each day's theme. 
  • The same bird species cannot be used more than once for that sin.  So Noisy Miner's can only be featured in 'Wrath' by one poster but they can be used the next day for 'Envy'.
  • The day starts at midnight - so I ask that the first person to post in that day's theme reminds everyone of the theme for that day.
  • Feel free to explain a story or background to the photo you are sharing if you like (or use your imagination and make up one!)

 

 

 

Araminta
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picture without wordswink

M-L

rawshorty
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These two have been lusting for each other for over a month nowsurprise

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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dwatsonbb
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This interlude was only brief!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

shoop
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 Well I think my birds are still in the early stages of LUST , where she is wanting to give him her heart heart and he can't help but have that drooling lust look, promising her the world .

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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Something a little more refined is in order smiley 

rawshorty
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It's Tuesday so the theme is Gluttony.

This Gull was never going to get this lot down in one go.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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shoop
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That certainly is more than a mouthful Shorty. 

Sorry for the quality of this photo guys it was very far away and taken with my old point and shoot. 

This Darter must have swallowed something awfully big by the expansion of his neck , not sure why his tail is fanned maybe to counteract buoyancy from his GLUTTONY catch. 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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The effects of gluttony 

desbee
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Definitely not a take-away meal!

Des

birdie
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Snap crackle and POP!!!  These Banksia cones were just irresistable to this guy/gal and I was not going to deter them all in anyway in their pursuit of gluttony

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Holly
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Its Wednesday - which means the theme is Greed...

birdie
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I think the difference between Greed and gluttony might have everyone stumped Holly smiley

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Holly
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Quite possibly!

Will be impressed if I have stumped everyone (though I think there is a lot of overlap with some of these that I think we can get away with)...

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Well I think the Gannets were being very greedy trying to get this fish off eachother...there was only one winner in the end though. Apologies for the poor quality of this one ... it was hard to keep up and this was with my 1000D a few years ago

Sunshine Coast Queensland

shoop
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Ok this is a hard one , so I'm going to think outside the box : 

GREED- When one boyfriend isn't enough !!!heartheart

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

rawshorty
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This greedy Pelican landed on the Spoonbills roost and kept pushing him further along.

"Give me some room will ya"

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Reflex
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That's a very, very high quality photograph birdie. 

 What equipment did you use to take this?

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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Ha ha ...are you winding me up here Reflex? surprise

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Reflex
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birdie wrote:

Ha ha ...are you winding me up here Reflex? surprise

Not at all but I was referring to #11.

Samford Valley Qld.

shoop
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Thursday sin is SLOTH

"Sometimes it's too hard to get up in the morning , I think I might just SLOTH around today "

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Cotton
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''Maybe we might just sloth around and be affectionate''!

Curtis

rawshorty
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It's Friday......so Wrath is the theme.

This boy is trying to hold his own while receiving the Wrath from his girl.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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shoop
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WRATH is what a mother shows protecting her baby.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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Wrath:

synonyms:anger, rage, fury, annoyance, indignation, outrage, pique, spleen, chagrin, vexation, exasperation, dudgeon, high dudgeon, hot temper, bad temper, bad mood, ill humour, irritation, irritability, crossness, displeasure, discontentment, disgruntlement, irascibility, cantankerousness, peevishness, querulousness, crabbiness, testiness, tetchiness, snappishness       all of the above, just look at their faces, they mean warangry

M-L

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It's Saturday so time for ENVY.

This Lorikeet is green with envy over the coat of many cours of it's cousin the Rainbow Lorikeet.

Des

shoop
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ENVY: When some birds just seem to have it all.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

birdie
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This young Blue faced honey Eater was very envious of us eating our breakfast at this cafe

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Hey girl, you can be as envious as you like, this is my bath, and I don't want to share with youcheeky

M-L

Annie W
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Sunday is PRIDE.

Keeping up appearances and getting that grooming just right, in all areas laugh.

Grey Fantail

NW Tasmania

shoop
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PRIDE : When you can hold your head high and strut your stuff on the beach. 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Rick N
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Magic photos everyone yes

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