Birds of the Week: 28th May - 50 shades of grey

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Araminta
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....faster, faster

take off

M-L

rawshorty
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Some more grey from me

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Shorty......Canon gear

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rawshorty
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Grey sky

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Araminta
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wink, I "had " a few of those...wink Shorty

In post 55, what  bird is No2?

M-L

shoop
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Araminta wrote:

wink, I "had " a few of those...wink Shorty

In post 55, what  bird is No2?

  i am guessing a Whistler ( FEMALE)

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

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Araminta wrote:

wink, I "had " a few of those...wink Shorty

In post 55, what  bird is No2?

Sounds like you have got your new programwink

I Haven't checked it yet but i think female golden Whistler

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Araminta
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If it is a Whistler (female) I'd say Rufous, the streaking is on throat and breast.

(sorry, I haven't got any new programwink)

M-L

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yes the streaking does give it away . I am forunate to have a few of these across the road from where i live, unfortunatley i have to go down south to see the Golden Whistler or hunt hard for it in the local bush.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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Beautiful photos shoopyes

M-L

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The first two were with my old camera Canon SX10 IS powershot . The third picture is better as it is taken with my Canon 60D last month, in my backyard in the Almond Tree. This photo here is with my old camera but it is the male , also in my backyard just in a different tree.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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Very nice, bird No2 would have to be a juvenile? It doesn't have a dark beak yet?

(but sorry, we are getting off the "grey track"wink we'll have to stop)

M-L

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Thanks for the ID M-L and Shoop

And to stay on track another shot of it but staying with the Grey themewink

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shoop
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Simply gorgeous Shorty !smileyyes

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

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Thanks, Shoop. Just trying to keep up with you.smiley

Another one with a little Grey.

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Araminta
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Never seen a Grebe fly. Thanks Shorty.

M-L

Araminta
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I posted the Blue-billed Duck in the wrong placecrying, because it's grey it belongs herewink

M-L

jules
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Pacific Bazza (shades of grey)

Chris F
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Dark grey wings on this cormorantwink

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Chris F wrote:

Dark grey wings on this cormorantwink

very very dark

Peter

rawshorty
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Chris F wrote:

Dark grey wings on this cormorantwink

"Black, the NEW dark grey"laugh

The branch is Grey though.

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Araminta
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I'm with Chris on this one, dark grey

M-L

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rawshorty wrote:

The branch is Grey though.

well grey-brown

Peter

pacman
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Apostlebird

Peter

pacman
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double post?

Peter

pacman
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sorry double double post

Peter

Araminta
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very nice Apostles, all three of themwink, what happened to the other nine?

M-L

Araminta
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This baby Eurasian Coot,( only two days old, and still my favourite photos), is grey, even the big feet arewink

M-L

WendyK
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I saw what you did Woko!

Wendy
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Araminta
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I didn't see what Woko did!

What did Woko do?surprise

M-L

WendyK
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He's a very naughty boy!  Thought he could slip that one right by us ... and he did!

I thought it had gone but I realise now we're on page 2 ... check out #42 on page 1.

Wendy
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WendyK wrote:

He's a very naughty boy!  Thought he could slip that one right by us ... and he did!

I thought it had gone but I realise now we're on page 2 ... check out #42 on page 1.

the legs, it's in the legs

Peter

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For those who don't have a field guide or see Egrets in the flesh, they can have either *dark* grey or black legs.  The ones I see myself have black legs.  Soooo, I'm seeing Woko's pic as an all white bird with its legs obscured entitled GREYT Egret which, by the way, I thought was very clever.

Wendy
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WendyK wrote:

For those who don't have a field guide or see Egrets in the flesh, they can have either *dark* grey or black legs.  The ones I see myself have black legs.  Soooo, I'm seeing Woko's pic as an all white bird with its legs obscured entitled GREYT Egret which, by the way, I thought was very clever.

ssssh, my comment was just a grey herring

Peter

Araminta
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Wow, 86 posts so far. Holly has to think of a more challenging topic now? Something like:  blue eyes, or red feet, or long necks, or long beaks......?

M-L

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Just at the beach and yes .... Why do some seagulls have dark legs and feet where some have bright to fading orange shades.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Chris F
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Now this little fellow has to qualify - definitely shades of grey on this juvenile magpie!

Chris

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shoop wrote:

Just at the beach and yes .... Why do some seagulls have dark legs and feet where some have bright to fading orange shades.

You will have to tell me exactly what kind you are talking about.There is no "Sea Gull" , there are quite a few different kind of "Gulls", so you will have to let me know which one you are talking about? If you are talking about the Silver Gull, the immature has darker legs than the mature one. But please tell me which one you want to know about.

M-L

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Yes  M-L the common ''sea gull''  the SILVER GULL  like this one  then you have ones like this little guy with really orange legs and feet and then others with not so orange legs and feet.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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The ones with the dark legs and dark beaks are immature Silver Gulls. (if I can find a photo of a juvenile, I will post one)

M-L

Araminta
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Here is a juvenile Silver Gull

M-L

Holly
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What a fabulous series! I don't think I can top that topic theme....

Araminta
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What are you saying? There is no topic?

M-L

windshear
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Might be a bit late, but here's my contribution. A lovely female Australasian Darter. :)

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