Bird of the Week Challenge: 24th October - Aussie Backyard Bird Count round 2

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 24th October - Aussie Backyard Bird Count round 2

Lets leave this theme open another week - share your photos of backyard birds.

 

sue818
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Apologies Holly,

we have been too busy counting to take many pictures. I will not post one but the highlight of my counting was the 15 Topknot Pigeons when I have never seen them before in my home area. As I type, the tally is 1406849 which is getting very close to the magic 1500000!

Sue

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Holly
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Wow - it was a quiet week! We did have the site go down unfortunately on the weekend. Lets leave this one open till next Monday. Original post edited.

AussieAl
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This beautiful fella occasionally terrorises my regular backyard birds.

AussieAl

AussieAl
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Bathtime in the back yard.

AussieAl

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

GMG
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A sad discovery (hope I'm not abusing the photo challenge)

Last week while walking past an old disused cottage on our property I heard a tap on the window coming from the inside. A little bird I haven't seen before followed me from window to window. I opened the door and found him on the window sill covered in cob webs. I put my hands out to him and he jumped straight in. I gently removed all the cob webs and took him outside. He flew a metre or so to the fence and stopped. I sat on the grass waiting to see if he was strong enough to fly. He then hopped along the grass back to me sat on my hand for 20 sec then flew away. I went back inside the cottage to tragically find two other Eastern Striated Pardalotes dead on the floor. They managed to find a way in but must have become trapped. What a magnificient little bird specie he is. 

Greg Griffiths - Mount View, Hunter Valley NSW

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robwill
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At least you saved one Greg and It sounds like the bird was greatful that it was released. Well done. 

Rob. 

Reflex
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We have a pair of Grey Shrike-thrushes nesting in a hanging basket at home at the moment. I recently found out that Grey Shrike-thrush pairs mate for life and maintain breeding territories of up to 10 hectares. 

Samford Valley Qld.

GMG
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At my childrens homein Coffs this weekend and excited to see a pair of Dollar Birds enjoying the morning sun high up in our backyard.

Greg Griffiths - Mount View, Hunter Valley NSW

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An Immature Male Restless Flycatcher was a great find as I checked the mail box one afternoon. As soon as I saw it I rushed back into the house and snatched the camera only to find it still in the same place trying to attract insects.

Samford Valley Qld.

sue818
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Hi Greg, just as well you came along and saved this little Pardalote. They are such beautiful creatures. Well done

Sue

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