Bird of the Week Challenge: 3rd August - feast of flowers

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 3rd August - feast of flowers

Well the parrot challenges never fail to disappoint - well done everyone!

This week the challenge is :Feast of Flowers. Share photos of birds snacking on flowers (or their nectar) or even just some great examples of our beautiful native flowers.

 

 

Devster
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My favourite photo.

Brown Honeyeater in a Hybiscus

Reflex
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The Grevillea Moonlight at home has a particularly good crop of flowers at the moment and is attracting plenty of these tiny Brown Honeyeaters.

Samford Valley Qld.

ungb
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Superb Fairy-wren in a Gold Dust Wattle

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Lorikeet near Chiltern rest stop.
 

North Central Victoria

Reflex
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A New Holland Honeyeater feeding on the Grevillea.

Samford Valley Qld.

rozkidd
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An Eastern Spinebill having a feast in a friend's garden at Mallacoota.

WhistlingDuck

Scarlet Honeyeater

Reflex
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Looks like a young bird WD, with the mottling around the head and the size of the flowers on the Callistemon compared to the bird? 

Here's another Brown Honeyeater. I had quite a session with these birds this week-end but I also feel I made some advances with Lightroom as well after a year or so of a love/hate relationship. 

Samford Valley Qld.

Rick N
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Up to his beak in it !

WhistlingDuck

Reflex wrote:

Looks like a young bird WD, with the mottling around the head and the size of the flowers on the Callistemon compared to the bird? 

You are right,  not the best specimen .... at the ugly duckling stage in his development.

Great photos of the brown honeyeater in the grevillas! 

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Yellow-faced Honeyeater

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Rainbow Lorikeet feasting on gum blossoms.

Reflex
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Little Friarbird.

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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This Scaly was haning upside down for his feed.

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Little Wattlebird feeding on plum blossoms.

ungb
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Red Wattlebird dining on Aloe Ferox nectar.

Reflex
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Popular subject this week and some good photographs coming through.

Blue-faced Honeyeater having a feed.

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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WhistlingDuck

Red Rumped Parrot 

Rick N
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Adelaide Rosella at Laratinga Wetlands

Notice the OOF flowers on the right Reflex wink

Reflex
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Lol! You have to watch out for them.laugh

Samford Valley Qld.

cat.cornwall
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Started bird watching because my 5 year old loves birds. I now enjoy bird watching very much

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A little wattle bird enjoys a feed of bottlebrush nectre. 

Little Wattlebird. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

Amson
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The photos this week are fantastic.

For me this is an Eastern Spinebill in our garden.

davethewonder
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Good to see all the nectar eaters!

This Satin Bowerbird was, quite literally, snacking on the flowers! Petal-by-petal!

Dave, Sydney. 

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Brown Honeyeater (again) enjoying the Hibiscus.

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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Rick N
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Silvereye and the flowering Grasstree

Reflex
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Red-Browed Finch feeding on seeds.

Samford Valley Qld.

WhistlingDuck

Red Browed Finch again

Psephotus
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Another Eastern Spinebill

Psephotus
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And some Cockies, no flowers, but nuts

Reflex
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Another Silvereye but I'm not sure what the name of the plant is that it was feeding on.

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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Another Scarlet Honeyeater

Amson
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Here is a Dusky Honeyeater in our garden.

Rick N
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Richard's Pipit saying "I don't care for flowers" smiley

rozkidd
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The photos are all great is it possible for some of the photographers to let us know what equipment they are using?

I have added a photo of a Musk Loorikeet in my Flowering Gum.

Reflex
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My first ever Spinebill at Mount Glorious Qld.

Canon 70D with a Canon 500 mm f/4L IS Lens.

Samford Valley Qld.

Psephotus
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Mine were taken with a Canon 600D and 70-300 zoom. There is usually some cropping and light adjustment done in Photoshop. Here's another...

rozkidd
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Thanks so much Reflex your photos are impressive, they are so sharp, I would love to achieve this quality.

Ro

WhistlingDuck

New Holland Honeyeater

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Mangrove Honeyeater Taken with a Canon 70D & Tarmon 150-600 f/5-6.3

Reflex
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Right in amongst the flower! 1D Mk3 with 500mm lens on a tripod.

Samford Valley Qld.

WhistlingDuck

Noisy Miner

Rick N
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New Holland Honeyeater doing its best.

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