Bird of the Week Challenge: 20th July - Places you love

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 20th July - Places you love

Its another Monday everyone!


This week I thought we would shift the focus from birds just a little - though by all means use photos with birds in them in you like. I thought it would be good to share a photo of a special place to you. Somewhere were you may have had great luck photographing birds or is simply a favourite place you love to visit. It could be your own yard, it could be a country you travelled to. So share the places you love.

mpb
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My Backyard, its the reason I became interested in birds and it still amazes me what I see.

A small selection.

Mark

Reflex
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Great subject this week Holly.yes

This dead tree is about 200 metres away from my house but this is how I often see it on my way to work.

A regular perch for all sorts of birds.

Samford Valley Qld.

robwill
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My backyard is small but having a gum tree and some natives makes for some interesting birds at times. This Gang gang caught me off guard and I had to race inside and grab my camera. It's mate flew past and I had just enough time to fire off one shot. Of course the camera was in one shot mode instead of al servo so it's a wonder I even made this image. 

Gang gang. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

Rick N
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One of my favourite birding spots is the Coorong.

Mixture of Grey Teal and Pink-eared duck from last weekend.

Reflex
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The same tree, different day and a different bird.

Samford Valley Qld.

rozkidd
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Fogg Dam near Humpty Do in the NT is my special place.  The bird life is amazing I got up at sunrise most days and photographed until about 10.00 am and then went back at about 4.30 and photographed until near sunset.  I used a Nikon D60 with a Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Reflex
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The same tree, different day and two different birds.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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I have a lot of favourite places.

Mount Glorious is just one (although i have only been there once)

Kingfisher Cottage. Mount Glorious Getaways, QLD, Australia-6064 by shorty, on Flickr">[/url]Kingfisher Cottage. Mount Glorious Getaways, QLD, Australia-6064 by shorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Reflex
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Heron Island is a fantastic place in an idyllic setting (the Pacific Ocean).

 A Black tipped Reef shark taken from the jetty.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Gluepot is another great spot

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

rozkidd
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The Mt Glorious cottage looks lovely, just sit on the deck all day and the birds and other interesting things would come to you.

I have stayed at Heron Island they were having trouble with the Silver eyes helping themselves to the sugar in the dining room.  Sugar bowls with a lid and a spoon sticking out was the solution but NO the birds used the spoon as a lever to remove the lid.  So paper sachets of sugar were introduced, the birds picked these up found a partly finished drink, dunked the sachet in this to soften the paper and were then able to eat the sugar.  I think "management" gave up after this.

Ro

miccro
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with the osprey on the river. 

WA

Mike

robwill
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I love the front yard too. It's a little underrated. Could this be a goldfinch?

Goldfinch. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

Rick N
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Magazine Wetlands is another favourite, close to the city, birding spot.

Lots of Whiskered Terns at the right time of the year.

Amber Calman -Y...
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robwill wrote:

I love the front yard too. It's a little underrated. Could this be a goldfinch?

Goldfinch. by robert, on Flickr

Sure is a Goldie! 

Lovely shots all of you!!!

Young Birder Age 14

Canon 40D + Sigma 120-400mm

robwill
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Young Birder wrote:
robwill wrote:

I love the front yard too. It's a little underrated. Could this be a goldfinch?

Goldfinch. by robert, on Flickr

Sure is a Goldie! 

Lovely shots all of you!!!

Thanks Young Birder. 

Rob. 

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

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