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oldpom
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hi

came across this forum while surfing the net because its too hot and windy to go out.

I do visit two nation parks close to me and recently discovered a hide about 40Ks away at a small lake which is at the moment completly dry. If we ever get rain again i will be going back there.

Cheers Fred

Pamela
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Hi Fred,

Welcome to the forum. I'm new here myself. It has been very hot lately and it is much cooler to stay inside. How long have you been in Australia ?

Pamela

Central Coast NSW

oldpom
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Hi Pamela, been here since 1981 so not a new comer.

normaly dont mind when its around 30, my weather gadget says its 26 now and the forcast for tomorrow is 29.

might take the camera for a run up the coast.

Cheers Fred

Pamela
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I took a look at your google link...your very clever with the camera...they're beautiful photos. Birds and plants are my passions too. Is that you driving the red MG ?

Pamela

Central Coast NSW

oldpom
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Thank You for the comments,

not my car i drive an old Ford.

Cheers Fred

stevehapp
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hi fred,
nice photos and welcome..
,
cheers,
steve

oldpom
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Hi Steve thanks for the welcome and the comment.

Cheers Fred

ed
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Hi and welcom from one oldpom to another, been here since '71 !! Great picture on your site, a few mis-named/identified.Can help with some of these if you want, would like to ask where the 'possible bar shouldered dove picture was taken, not sure it is, the bill looks like a fruit dove (white-headed or wompoo) but it does not look like them either??

Ed Townsville NQ

oldpom
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G'Day Ed,Thanks for the welcome. first off bird IDs, i went thro various birdbooks i have plus had help from a friend in the next town who is a bird enthusiast.

Some i didn't have named and forum members on other forums helped some i googled and some i asked park rangers.

I'm happy to rename any if you are sure.

The bar shouldered dove was photographed in Karunda FNQ.

There was a place there in the markets where i got quite a few of the photographs shown and that was about the closest i could come to, hence the ???marks.Could it be an immature bird

hence the different colouring.

any other members got any thoughts/ideas.

Cheers Fred

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Hi Fred & welcome to the forum.
I hope you enjoy it here.
Agree with ed - ? bar shouldered dove -
the bill looks like either a white-headed
or wompoo.
I think it could be an imm. white-headed pigeon.
Could the kestrel be a first year spotted harrier?
Cheers,
al

ed
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Hi Fred
As discussed above a few (suggested) corrections. Your excellent photo of a 'Little Kingfisher' is in fact a Forest Kingfisher. Al is correct about the 'Kestral' it is certainly a Harrier.One of the Caspian tern pictures should say Crested Terns.Hope that helps.

Ed Townsville NQ

oldpom
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Thank you Ed and Al for helping with the renaming and correction.

I have left the bar shouldered dove to see if anyone else has any suggestions.

Cheers Fred

DenisWilson
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Hi Fred
Your Possible Bar-shouldered Dove does not look right for that species (the BS Dove has a longer tail).
To me it looks like "Fruit Dove", but I am not sure which.
The Emerald Fruit Dove ought have green wings. But the shape is right.
Check out these species from Birdpedia (Australia).
http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu03?m=024&id525=0000000083
From the inconsistent beak colour, and the flecked plumage, it is most liklely a juvenile bird. That makes it harder to ID positively.
Was the bird a wild bird? If not it is possible it is a hybrid or not even an Australian bird.
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It always helps if you can tell us where photos were taken, as "distribution" is critical to correctly ID-ing species.
From your image gallery, you have travelled widely. Lucky you.
Regards
Denis

al
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I have changed my mind.
Denis is right, most likely a juv. Emerald Ground Dove.
The pair of Frog Mouth look like Papuan F.M.

oldpom
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Hi,
Denis, The photograph was taken in an aviary in Karunda far North Queensland.I'm pretty sure they were all natives.

Al, the frogmouth, you may well be right we travelled through Mosman to the Daintree river which is where i took the photograph, according to my copy of The Birds of Australia by Ken Simpson and Nicolas Day that would be just about at the extreme end of their range.

Cheers guys Fred

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