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Me too with the Spinebill. A stunner.

Nice job with the Rock Parrot too..The first is always the hardest. You will have them tapping the camera for attention next!

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On 23/02/2018 at 7:38 PM, elefromoz said:

79. White-Faced Heron, 12/2/18, Common the world over, but hey a tick is a tick.


As far as I'm aware it's only found in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand... 

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@Geoff, thank you for setting me straight, my mistake. Must be confusing it with something else, "rookie-error". I'm sure there'll be many more.

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10 hours ago, elefromoz said:

@Geoff, thank you for setting me straight, my mistake. Must be confusing it with something else, "rookie-error". I'm sure there'll be many more.


Well take your pick... Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret and a few others. Basically the same bird the world over but different subspecies.


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  • 3 weeks later...

81. Same tree as the last couple of years, at my local Cafe on the River

Australian Hobby (pair) 15/2/18





The next set are from Rottnest Island which is a 20 minute Ferry ride off Perth

82. Tree Martin, I only ever see these when they are flying overhead at great speed 6/3/18


83. Welcome Swallow, he certainly welcomed us each morning on our bedroom window, singing his heart out at sunrise, 6/3/18



wrong bus-stop



84. Banded Stilt on the Salt Lakes  7/3/18



85. Avocet. my first sighting of Avocet Chicks. This lone parent was kept very busy seeing off every bird that came nearby. 8/3/18





At one point it was "honking" loudly, clearly distressed. I thought it was me so i turned and backed off to see this standing behind me



The Avocet flew in honking and Wings flapping, and the Kestrel couldn't fly off quick enough. The Chicks carried on oblivious to all the stress they were causing their parent.





86. Pacific Gull 6/3/18


87. Pied Cormorant 6/3/18


88. Sooty Oystercatcher  6/3/18



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Peter Connan

What a great sighting! Wow.

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What a lovely bird is the Banded Avocet.

A great collection in the making.

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I really enjoy seeing the similarities and differences between you birds and those in the UK. A great sighting with the Avocet and the Hobby.


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Dave Williams

That has to be the most attractive Cormorant. The Avocet is a stunner too.

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I agree with the others, what a beautiful Avocet!

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Lovely Avocet and spinebill!

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Thanks all, I too think the Avocet (Red-necked, I should have been specific), is beautiful and it seems there is only 4 different species worldwide, I might make it a mission to see all four, starting next year in the UK. Hopefully everyone will have forgotten about the cricket debacle by then.:o   Anyways, continuing on with Rottnest Island....

89. 90. Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstone, 6/3/18







91. White Fronted Chat (female)






92. Bridled Tern, 8/3/18,  Helluva job trying to keep up with these Terns as they sped past, diving and weaving along the cliffs





 Rottnests coastline is a little bit "mediterranean", areas of limestone cliffs tumbling to the ocean below, but it also has remnant pockets of bushland, home to isolated populations of little bush birds.

 93. Red-Capped Robin (male) 8/3/185ac879f3cb2dd_RedRobin3.thumb.JPG.c4c55c475872ce42aed5be6696a7e5a8.JPG






94. Western Whistler


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Nice new bunch.

That little Red-capped Robin scores well in the cuteness stakes.

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Lovely additions- the robin gets a vote from me as well!

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Thanks @Galana and @TonyQ


95. Black shouldered Kite, not a good photo but when I saw it on a bigger screen I realised it had caught a mouse, you can see its rump and tail dangling. These are reasonably "common" locally so should get another chance



96. Brown Falcon, 18/3/18,  Albany WA



97. Common Sandpiper, 18/3/18, Albany



98.Straw-necked Ibis, 19/3/18



99. Currawong, 18/3/18, Albany



100. Thought I'd have an Endemic West Australian Bird here, seemed appropriate as Im seeing how many WA birds I can get this year...

Western Rosella, Albany, 17/3/18, male



I have a bit of trouble separating Females and Juv, so I won't try



and Dardanup 6/4/18



and a couple of repeats, just because I like them, both from Albany




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Peter Connan

Congratulations on your century!


The cricket debacle reminds me a little bit of our Hansie Cronje matchfixing scandle. Just seems to me a few scapegoats are being punished for a much wider problem.


Having said that, he did make it rather obvious...

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16 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

Congratulations on your century!

@Peter Connan  Thanks, no fixing or fudging here, luckily the stakes aren't high enough (as far as I know anyway)


101. Spotless Crake 26/3/18, Busselton, it was a gloomy wet, wet day walking around what was really an industrial area beside a busy road, when I got another 'lifer', a very shy Bird apparently, so I got lucky. I now have both the Spotted and Spotless Crakes for the year.



102. We've just had a few days in the wine growing area of the Ferguson Valley, just a couple of hours South of Perth. the BandB we stayed in had a permanent soak, lots of trees and a very healthy organic garden, paradise for little Birds. Sitting out on the Deck was such fun watching all the garden visitors going about their business

Scarlet Robin (female) 4/4/18






103. White-naped Honeyeater



104. Inland Thornbill contemplating a bath...



and then hanging out to dry



105. Yellow-Romped Hornbill





106. Soaring high in the thermals above us over breakfast, Ill put it in just in case, but hope for a better chance later in the year, further north where they are abundant

Wedgetail Eagle



107. Red-eared Firetail, another SW Endemic, I saw these tiny little guys last year for the first time, and a long ways off, so pleased to have them within a few meters picking up little treats 





White-breasted Robin (#71) Endemic, were in abundance all around the garden, such a delight to see.






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That Firetail is a stunning bird.

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Agree with Tony, what a splendid little masterpiece of a bird!

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Peter Connan

I agree. Beautiful little thing!

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Congratulations on passing by the #100, and thanks for showing us all those far away (or should I say down under) birds!

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 Beautiful additions again. Great to see so many unfamiliar, yet splendid, birds in your thread!

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More congratulations on your well deserved century. and doing it with such lovely birds makes it very special.

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Well done on the ton! Beautiful sequence of birds 

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