Bird of the Week Challenge: 5th April - Bird + food

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 5th April - Bird + food

Hey guys

Yes its Sunday but I am getting in early this week. I will be in Brisbane from Monday till Wednesday at a workshop and won't have the chance to get online to give you your next challenge (I will leave last week's open till I get back).

This week it is a challenge to provide photos of a bird and its food. The first person posts a photo of a bird, the next person has to post a photo of something it might eat. e.g. person 1 might post a kookaburra and then the next person would post a lizard. The third person might post a Noisy Miner and the fourth person might post a grevillea. 

Everyone can post both birds and their food throughout the challenge but you can't post both the bird and its matching food pairing (and no photos of the bird with its food in once shot)...

Make sense?

 

I will do my best to log on again before Wednesday but not sure I will be able to.

 

Cheers

Holly

 

Elsie
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This is going to be fun! Thanks for another great challenge Holly,  I hope that your workshop goes wellsmiley

What would an Australian Magpie eat?smiley

shoop
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Ok I think that Magpies probably  eat lots of insects so I'm guessing a grasshopper might be yummy treat.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

birdie
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Here is someone who would definitely wolf that down among other things.... not sure Holly if we are meant to follow on from the last food or just post a totally new bird so  maybe someone can find a different kind of food that might then lead to a totally different kind of bird than this Kookaburra

Sunshine Coast Queensland

rawshorty
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I think Holly has said to post any bird but the food must be for the bird, the food does not have to relate to the next bird.wink

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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Kooka's like snakes

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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dwatsonbb
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Kookaburra eat snakes, perhaps not as big as this beauty.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Rick N
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Just got beaten to the Kooka food so I'll take the easier roadsmiley There should be some interesting things this bird would eat.

rawshorty
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Eagles love a skippy (or wallaby)

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Annie W
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This one should be relatively easy, Golden Whistler.

NW Tasmania

shoop
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Caterpillars could be tasty for a Golden Whistler.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

rawshorty
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Anyone have a mouse or grasshopper for this Kite?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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al
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as he looks very hungry, rawshorty, I'll give him 6 ;-)

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Cotton
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A Dollarbird should be an interesting one smiley. Have seen them catching insects and moths.

Curtis

rawshorty
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It seems that Dollarbirds eat flying insects, so i guess they would like a Dragonfly.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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birdie
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Has anyone got something for this little black Cormorant to eat???

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Annie W
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It's small, he'd find one in a rock pool but might need to catch a few to fill his belly though laugh (Mudskipper I think?)

NW Tasmania

shoop
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Oh that little fishy would be a great catch for any bird including this Sacred Kingfisher, wonder what else it would like to eat ?

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

birdie
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I reckon he would find this very tasty

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Elsie
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What would this little fellow eat for his dinner? Wonderful photos everyone! 

shoop
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Empid fly might be a easy catch .

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

birdie
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Is anyone else finding the food pictures just as interesting as the birdies ?  smiley   I sure am!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Holly
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Hey gang - I am back, exhausted, but back online - what a totally fabulous series of photos! I am so thrilled you are all posting some amazing shots smiley

sue818
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What would a Yellow-billed Spoonbill eat?

Annie W
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Water insects, crustaceans......but I do believe reading they are partial to a frog or two too smiley

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Yes birdie, I am totally with you there!  Definitely loving seeing the non-birdy shots in this challenge too.  Great contributions for both everyone!!

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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Someone to share Al's mice.....

Samford Valley Qld.

Reflex
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shoop wrote:

Empid fly might be a easy catch .

Not much meat on those legs!

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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An Owl might eat a bat mightn't he or she???

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Reflex
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I met someone over the Easter weekend who would love to ....

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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he will have to make do with something else.... maybe some fish as the barnOwl has eaten the bat sorry wink

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Reflex
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I know where there is some fish.......

Samford Valley Qld.

birdie
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Oops Reflex..... you are not supposed to post the bird and the food indecision  Good effort though !!!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

al
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....let me help you out, Reflex :)

shoop
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What would this pretty boy eat ????

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

birdie
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Ooh yessss!!!  I already have one loaded in Flickr .... he would love my Sunflowers laugh

Sunshine Coast Queensland

WhistlingDuck

A tough one, a real fussy eater  (winkwinkwink)

birdie
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Well I would love to say they only eat molluscs etc but the common scenario is that they just  love these whenever they can get them ...such scavengers they have become ...

Sunshine Coast Queensland

sue818
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Does anyone have a picture of lerps for my Spotted Pardalote? Sue

birdie
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Well I did read that apart from lerps they are partial to small spiders so this one would fit the bill nicely

Sunshine Coast Queensland

sue818
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Beautiful spider, well done

birdie
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Thank you Sue818 ... it was very tiny...just the right size for a Pardy laugh

Sunshine Coast Queensland

WhistlingDuck

Yep that's cracking shot of that spider birdie ... perfect for Sue's wonderful shot of the pardalote. We are getting some great photos.

Nice work with the chips too for the ibis birdie!

birdie
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Thanks WD .... I am waiting to post a new bird now... better wait for a while as I have posted heaps of foods I just noticed.  I guess I just love to vary my photography. it is funny how these challenges are changing the way we look at our shots.... I tried to find one of a rubbish bin for the ibis, but I deliberately avoid them in my shots or crop them out ha ha . Took me ages to find a pic of some chips we ate one day!!

Sunshine Coast Queensland

timrp
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Anyone got a snack for this NHH?

shoop
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Banksia would be a good snack for your New Holland Honeyeater Timothy.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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If he was cheeky & fast, he could sneak onto the Tasmanian Native Laurel that belongs to a Crescent HE who visits my front yard, and have some delicious nectar.

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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Snap shoop!  Haha, so sorry, I must have been posting at the same time!  Never mind, we will have a big fat full NHH now winklaugh.

NW Tasmania

sue818
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Anyone have a crab to fatten up this Grey-Tailed Tattler? Love the variety this challenge is producing. sue

birdie
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Sorry it's me again..... I seem to have a lot of food for them don't I???  No matter wht you throw at us Sue818!!!!

Here is a smorgasbord for your Grey Tailed Tattler

Sunshine Coast Queensland

shoop
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Wow I couldn't count them if I tried birdie , what type of crab are they do you know ?

I have never seen ones like that before , rather cute for a crab. 

OK so we are up to another bird so I was wondering what would this pretty girl like to eat?

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

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