Bird of the Week Challenge: 25th August - name that bird...

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 25th August - name that bird...

Morning everyone - happy Monday

This week's challenge is identification based. The first poster will post a photo of part of a bird (a beak, legs, part of a wing) and people have to guess the bird. The correct guess can then either 1. post the next challenge or 2. open it up for anyone else.

After 3 incorrect guesses the original poster is also able to post clues.

Any questions?

 

Araminta
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Let me start with an easy one. This eye belongs to.....?

M-L

Annie W
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A Bush Stone-curlew perhaps.

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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Yes you are right Annie.yes

M-L

Annie W
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Probably the only one I'll get right M-L laugh, so yay!

O.k., another relatively easy one, although folks may need to look past the noise & blur to figure it outwink.

Who Am I?

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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I think you might be a  Honeyeater? Are you a  Crescent Honeyeater?

M-L

Annie W
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Why yes I am!  Good job M-L!  Sure hope some other members join in soon, we're both out for the next two sad.

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Sorry, not two, my bad.  You can post next, but I can't guess.  I think that's right??

NW Tasmania

Holly
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I think I will remove the restrictions this week - its a bit quiet. So you can jump in and guess at any time.

 

Araminta
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Well, if you say so. I'll make it easy and then sit backwink These are two....

M-L

birdie
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Would they be pacific Black ducks M-L ?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Spot on Adrienneyes

M-L

dwatsonbb
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Been almost 6 hours since Birdies guess, so I will jump in with 1

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

birdie
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That looks like a bird of prey ...I'll have a guess at a Kestrel ... Nankeen Kestrel

Sunshine Coast Queensland

dwatsonbb
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Bird of Prey yes, but not a Kestrel

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

birdie
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Are we  allowed to guess again?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Could it be the eye of a Brown Falcon?

M-L

dwatsonbb
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Spot on ML, Holly lifted all the rules Birdie, so yes I guess you could have. The original before cropping, back to you Araminta.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Araminta
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This back end belongs to ???

M-L

Reflex
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Araminta wrote:

Could it be the eye of a Brown Falcon?

 Bravo!

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Eurasian Coot perhaps?

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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Over to you again, too easy for youwink You are right.

M-L

Annie W
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Lucky guess based on the shadow of the left foot wink  I have nothing at the moment, so throwing it open to whoever else is more organised than me this evening.

NW Tasmania

Devster
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OK my turn, here's an easy one.

Sorry for the poor quality

Araminta
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Eastern Yellow Robin?

M-L

Devster
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Yes well done. Too easy

Devster
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Oh and here's the photo to prove it

Araminta
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As white as white can be, that's the......?

M-L

Lachlan
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Hmmmm... Not entirely sure, but looks like a Seagull (Silver Gull)?

Araminta
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Sorry Lachlan, not rightcrying have a good look at the top right corner.....that's the neck.

M-L

Devster
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I would say Egret (not sure if its a Lesser or Intermediate) 

Araminta
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Close Devster, but I'll give it to you. It's a Great Australian Egret.

Here he is in full

M-L

Devster
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Thats a beautiful shot where was it taken?

Araminta
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Just at my local lake in Berwick Vic. (one of the lakes I look after and make sure the council cleans the area on a regular basis. And they do it now every 4 weeks) There are now White-faced Herons and many other birds.

Your turn now !!cheeky

M-L

Devster
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I don't really have any other pics I can use right now so I will open it up to anyone who has.

timrp
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What does this beak belong to?

Araminta
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Bill looks like that of a bird that lives near the ocean? Right or wrong?

M-L

Lachlan
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Maybe we should have bird 20 questions for next week?

My guess is a duck of some sort. Perhaps a Wood Duck?

timrp
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Lachlan is right it is an Australian Wood Duck!

Reflex
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Here's an easy one.

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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Hmm, Black-shouldered Kite?

M-L

Lachlan
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Sorry about the slow post, hope two at once is ok. I've decided to go the other way:

Reflex
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Araminta wrote:

Hmm, Black-shouldered Kite?

Bravo! Oui, vous avez raison!

Samford Valley Qld.

Reflex
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Oops!Double post.

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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.....and what a beautiful photo it isheart

Lachlan's photo is great. Is he asking what kind of birds the ones on the embankment are? The ones with the dark heads look like Wood Ducks? Hard to tellcrying

Guess it's my turn again? Here is another easy one, easy if you know what it iswink

M-L

Lachlan
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Lovely photo of the Black Shouldered Kite, Reflex. 

Araminta, I'll have a shot at your photo to try and get this back to one photo at a time... smiley

Is it a Buff Banded Rail?

Also, nope, the birds aren't on the embankment, and aren't Wood Ducks... Unless I missed something.

EDITED: Sorry about miscrediting your photo Reflex. blush

Araminta
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Yep Lachlan, here it is:

M-L

Lachlan
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Wow, great photo of the Rail. How did you get so close it it? surprise They're usually skulking in a reedbed somewhere... 

Araminta
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Thanks for the compliment Lachlanyes There were two of them on their way to a little pond. Mind you, they were running fast. (Good camera like my Sony A77V helpswink) I think having a drink was all they had on their mind. I have about 10 more close ups of them drinking.

I think it's your turn again?

M-L

Lachlan
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It does look pretty determined to be somewhere! 

I'll just repost my photo, but without the blurring to make it harder. To keep the Challenge going, I'll post a hint: look at the bend in the river. 

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Lachlan wrote:

Lovely photo of the Black Shouldered Kite, Shorty. Is that of the pair at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands?

I haven't posted a pic in this challenge yet, it was reflex that posted the kitewink

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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