Bird of the Week Challenge : 24th March - Where's Wally

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desbee
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Just in this happened and I got one right I went out and took this photo. Only one bird - I thinkindecision

Des

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NathanY wrote:

Whoops, too slow... At least I pointed out the moorhen for desbee

Thanks Nathan!

Des

desbee
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That one is maybe a bit too hard - I can't find the bird myself since I re-sized it for the forum!!

Here's another one - same bird, same tree, Just zoomed in a bit. Only a small portion showing.

Des

desbee
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Looks like I'm clogging up the works! Try this one.

Des

Elsie
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I can see the bird! It is in the top half of the picture, sligtly to the right of the center line. As to it's ID, I think that it is a Female House sparrow. I could be completely wrong, I just wanted to get the ball rollingsmiley

desbee
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Quite right Elsie, or should I say exactly right! Phew! I was thinking I would have to make it even easier. Can you see it in #54 now?

Over to you now.

Des

Rick N
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I can see it now, but certainly couldn't before smiley

Elsie
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Yes I could see it in #54 I just couldn't ID it smiley

Here is mine, there is one bird.

desbee
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I think it is a Black-fronted Dotterel in the very middle.

Des

Elsie
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Yay! Well done Desyes

Your turnsmiley

desbee
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I'm all out of suitable photos, and since it's raining now I don't feel like going out to take one, so I'm going to pass it on to someone else. How about you NathanY, since you got pipped at the post on the Dusky Moorhen?

Des

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I have no more sufficient photos for this challenge, sorry.

Elsie
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oh dear! If anyone else has a photo to shre than please dosmiley

Woko
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Two birds, I think.

desbee
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2 Tawny Frogmouths. In the lower fork of the tree, just below the centre?

Des

desbee
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I double posted by mistake.

timmo
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That's a great photo, Woko. The tree looks really interesting, as well as having lovely birds in it.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

Woko
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Ah, Des, you"'be done it again.

Timmo, it's a dead Drooping Sheoak Allocasuarina verticillata.

desbee
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Alas Woko, I still haven't got a photo to come back with, so will someone please pick up the ball as I have dropped it! I love this challenge, but it seems that I'm better at solving it that finding photos for it. Perhaps I waste too much time on the computer!!

Des

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Ok, Des. One more from me. Two birds (one of them is easy) same species.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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White winged Fairy Wren... And is the female off on the branch above and to the right of the male?

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Lachlan wrote:

White winged Fairy Wren... And is the female off on the branch above and too the right of the male?

There are a lot of branches above and to the right of the malewink

Shorty......Canon gear

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Good, point, there's 1/4 of the bush! 

Specifically, not the branch directly above the male wren, but at the base of the next one over which also goes off the top of the screen.

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Lachlan wrote:

Good, point, there's 1/4 of the bush! 

Specifically, not the branch directly above the male wren, but at the base of the next one over which also goes off the top of the screen.

That's where she is, well done. Over to you

Shorty......Canon gear

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Lachlan
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Hope this isn't too hard... Don't worry about ID. 

Spot the kingfisher:

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One third of the way down the pic and in the last 1/5th of the pic on the right ....  sacred????

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Lachlan
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Yep, that's him!

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Sorry for the delay , I have been scouring through old photos, but I just dont have any suitable ones..... if there isnt a bird in it that is obvious they get dumped unfortunately . Have to throw it over to someone else , sorry blush

Sunshine Coast Queensland

timmo
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Oh well, if the game has slowed down, I can chip in with one.

Probably not that hard, though.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

desbee
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Looks to me like a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet in the middle and the head in the lower middle.

Des

timmo
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Spot on, Des. Well done.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

Woko
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Next!

desbee
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Sorry all, have been away from the computer. There is no next from me Woko - I don't have any suitable photos. Can you pick it up for me? Failing that, does anybody have a photo, and I promise not to get any more right!!

Des

Lachlan
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Come on guys! We've got one more day to hit three pages!

shoop
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Ok guys not sure if this will be too easy .

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Almost dead centre, Spinebill perhaps?  Western Spinebill?

NW Tasmania

shoop
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Great spying Annie , you are correct. Your turn .

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Seriously? cool Lol!  O.k., this is the best I can do, another family donated pic from the archives....To the best of my knowledge, there are three whole and one two thirds of a bird in this shot.

Edited:  Sorry, just found another.  So to make it easier, there are four birds on the ground, (disregard the partial one in flight in the upper right).

NW Tasmania

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One middle far left, just left of the post, in the grass just in front of the post and 2/3 flying off top right.

Pipit?

Shorty......Canon gear

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desbee
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House Sparrows - all female I think.

Des

Headsie
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Sorry to jump in Desbee, I will be seriously impressed if anyone ID's this bird.

Annie W
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Shorty, spot on...there is still a fourth on the ground though.  Des, spot on for three and bingo with the species.  There is one left.....or do I just give it over to someone else in the spirit of the game?  I mean it's pretty close enough.

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Headsie, Striated Fieldwren, centre right of shot?

NW Tasmania

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AnnieJ wrote:

Headsie, Striated Fieldwren, centre right of shot?

I was thinking Grasswren.

Des has marked the 4 on the ground in your's.

Shorty......Canon gear

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desbee
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Could it be a Pheasant Coucal?

Des

Headsie
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On the right track Rawshorty, location was near Denham Shark Bay.

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Headsie wrote:

On the right track Rawshorty, location was near Denham Shark Bay.

Western Grasswren ?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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AnnieJ wrote:

Shorty, spot on...there is still a fourth on the ground though.  Des, spot on for three and bingo with the species.  There is one left.....or do I just give it over to someone else in the spirit of the game?  I mean it's pretty close enough.

I have found the 4th one I think. Marked in red. Just below the fence line, just to the right of the post. I have described it as there is a problem uploading the photo.

Des

Annie W
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rawshorty wrote:
AnnieJ wrote:

Headsie, Striated Fieldwren, centre right of shot?

I was thinking Grasswren.

Des has marked the 4 on the ground in your's.

Hmm, yes Grasswren would make more sense than a SF on the ground wouldn't it, good one.  Shorty, the fourth one (centre, furthest right) that Des marked, was either a lump of dirt or dog doo doo, not the fourth ground bird laughlaugh  But it doesn't matter, close enough I say!!  Let's go with Headsies now. yes

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Yes Des!  We must have been posting around the same time, lol.

NW Tasmania

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