Bird of the Week Challenge: 21st July - bird + food round 2

49 posts / 0 new
Last post
Holly
Holly's picture
Bird of the Week Challenge: 21st July - bird + food round 2

Hi gang

Well done again on a challenging challenge last week! Apologies again for the confusion. Lets see if I can make this week's a bit clearer. This is another one that we have done before but I think it went well last time.

Guidelines

  • The aim is for one person to post a photo of a bird, the next person has to post a photo of something that it eats.
  • e.g. Person 1 might post a photo of a Brown Honeyeater, person 2 posts a photo of a Bottlebrush in flower; Person 3 might post a photo of a Powerful Owl, person 4 could post a photo of a Rainbow Lorikeet (I have seen a pair of lorikeet feet in a Powerful Owl pellet!).
  • The previous food item does not need to be related to the next bird photo posted.
  • Everyone can post both birds and food in the challenge but if you post a photo of a bird you cannot post a photo of the food for that bird (ie the matching item). If you post the matching food item, you cannot post the next bird (ie. you have to wait a turn).

 

Everyone OK - I can clarify if needed smiley

 

 

Reflex
Reflex's picture

Palm Cockatoo from Cape York.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Pandanus spiralis, Cooktown Caravan park

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

shoop
shoop's picture

Rainbow Bee-eaters

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
Araminta's picture

So, this is an insect the bee-eaters would eat. (hope I got it right?)

M-L

mpb
mpb's picture

Vulture

Mark

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

I don't think anyone would like to see a pic of Carrion, so here is something he will have to wait for it to become suitable for him.


 

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Elsie
Elsie's picture

Laughing Kookaburra

Araminta
Araminta's picture

Given half a chance and the Plover wasn't near, the Kooka would eat thosecrying

M-L

Reflex
Reflex's picture

Black Shouldered Kite.

Samford Valley Qld.

shoop
shoop's picture

Maybe a  juicy grasshopper would be nice !

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

sue818
sue818's picture

Not a great shot but the only one I managed to take of a Star Finch. Sue

Araminta
Araminta's picture

This is what Finches eat in my garden. I have all sorts of native grasses.

M-L

mpb
mpb's picture

Anyone with some Brolga food for this fellow?

Mark

mpb
mpb's picture

double post!

Mark

Annie W
Annie W's picture

I don't have any tubers for this handsome boy, but I have heard Brolgas do like the occassional lizard or two as well, so he might like to snack on this little Mountain Dragon, or one of his cousins anyway.

NW Tasmania

Elsie
Elsie's picture

White- faced Heron

Reflex
Reflex's picture

I think I know where that photograph was taken Elsiewink. I have one or two that are very similar.

Samford Valley Qld.

Elsie
Elsie's picture

Yes Reflex, i'm not sure why the photo turned our so grainy?frown

Did you take any photos of the crabs they where hunting?smiley

mpb
mpb's picture

I'm sure he would liked this crab.


Mark

timrp
timrp's picture

Great photos so far! Annie J, I love that Mountain Dragon.

A hungry New Holland Honeyeater:

mpb
mpb's picture

Mark

Reflex
Reflex's picture

A cranky Magpie!

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Willskrills
Willskrills's picture

this guy might like some nice big seeds.smiley

William.S

birdie
birdie's picture

I think this Corella would enjoy a few seeds from this Sunflowers

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
Araminta's picture

I always find the Bassian Thrush on the poo pile in my garden, where they find lots of......?

M-L

Annie W
Annie W's picture

If he's fast, he might like this Golden Blowfly, or the wiggly offspring of it.

NW Tasmania

Reflex
Reflex's picture

I had to google, " what do Emus eat?"

"Emus eat a simple diet of fruitsseeds, growing shoots of plants and insects. They swallow small stones (called gastroliths or gizzard stones) which stay in the gizzard and help grind up food. They require a large amount of water, drinking 9-18 litres daily."

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

They also eat grubs. I'm sure he would love this one.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

timrp
timrp's picture

Rockwarbler!

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

I am sure he would enjoy this teany tiny ant

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Araminta
Araminta's picture

How about a mouse for my Boobook?

M-L

Annie W
Annie W's picture

The mice seem to be hiding, so a big juicy moth for an appetiser instead.  No idea what the moth is, have tried to ID it without any luck, so if anyone else knows, I would love to know too.....smiley

NW Tasmania

Reflex
Reflex's picture

Australian Bush Duck.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Plenty of grass for your Maned Duck............but she better tread carefullylaugh

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Annie W
Annie W's picture

Crikey Mate! laugh  Crocs scare the bejinkers out of me!  

This Eastern Spinebill is looking for another feed!

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

AnnieJ wrote:

Crikey Mate! laugh  Crocs scare the bejinkers out of me!  

Well i guess you would not like to be in the little Tinny i was in taking the shots thenlaugh

They even showed up on the fish finder when they swam under the boatsurprise

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Maybe your Spinebill could find some nectar in the flowers on Lizzy's hatlaugh (that would make a great shotsmiley)

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Annie W
Annie W's picture

rawshorty wrote:
AnnieJ wrote:

Crikey Mate! laugh  Crocs scare the bejinkers out of me!  

Well i guess you would not like to be in the little Tinny i was in taking the shots thenlaugh

They even showed up on the fish finder when they swam under the boatsurprise

Possibly, if it were a tanker sized tinny laugh.  No wait, don't have a drybag for my gear, so....laugh

That shot of Her Majesty, priceless!  I would be laughing far too hard to get a shot off should a bird land there, hahaha.

NW Tasmania

Araminta
Araminta's picture

What does a Lyrebird eat? This one lives on my friend's property just up the road from me.

M-L

Reflex
Reflex's picture

Lyrebirds feed mainly on the ground and eat ground-dwelling insects, spiders, worms, occasionally seeds, small invertebrates, crustaceans, myriapods and snails that they find by scratching among the leaf litter. But I don't have any of them so here's a photo of a huge paralysis tick I pulled out of one of my dogs last summer. I hope it eats these.  

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
Araminta's picture

Nice one Reflexyes They say that we don't get them down here, but a few years ago one of our horses and a dog had one.crying

M-L

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Anyone got a feed for this Grey Goshawk?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Willskrills
Willskrills's picture

brilliant photo shorty.

William.S

Annie W
Annie W's picture

With that intense look, I think this Ringtail Possum might need to watch out!

NW Tasmania

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Willskrills wrote:

brilliant photo shorty.

Thanks, i was lucky to get him. He flew right past me and landed in front of me. As soon as i lifted my camera he turned and looked at me and i got one shot before he took off. Also lucky that my camera was set for a dark area ( 1/250, ISO3200 )

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

rawshorty
rawshorty's picture

Anyone got some tucker for this cute little Cygnet?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

birdie
birdie's picture

What a gorgeous shot of that little cutie.... before this closes I will have to feed him ..... soe nice vegetarian weedy stuff around this lily pad he might like Shorty laugh

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Topic locked
 and @UrbanBirdsOz  @birdsinbackyards
                 Subscribe to me on YouTube