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Peter Connan

Welcome. Some really interesting birds to start off with!

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Decided to join in haven't been very active for a while been busy with kids sport. Recently purchased my first ever decent camera and have been practicing and then processing. I only started taking im

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michael-ibk

Another welcome for me, glad to see another one joint the Big Year. Your shots are excellent, cannot quite believe you are only starting with photography. :) Love the Honey Creepers especially, they are exceptionally cool looking birds.

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#17 Musk Duck2108767229_DSC066582.jpg.d6d6f47d72e9b318c86d71a9a4235bd4.jpgDSC06717.jpg.7aa0423eb6006ce2a184e46e82e12b7b.jpg

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Thanks @michael-ibk, @Peter Connan, @Game Warden, @lmSA84 glad to be able to contribute after absorbing so much of the contact on offer here. I am beginning to run low on images so will need to get out again this weekend.

Special thanks to yourself Game Warden for putting in the work to have site available.

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Zim Girl

Welcome to Big Year  -  lots of really lovely birds already.

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Thanks @Zim Girl appreciate it.

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#20 Purple SwamphenDSC06684.jpg.5ae73e7514adc5705b059d5b16d84a21.jpg

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Dave Williams

Some excellent images of birds but the one that I particularly like is the one of the Pink and Grey Galah in the rain, you have captured the rain perfectly which is no mean feat. Excellent work.

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PeterHG

A lot of very good images, @Ratdcoops! I love that Black Swan series and the atmosphere in the Silver Gull pic. Keep them coming!

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#22 Scarlet RobinDSC01982.jpg.e99974ffbc5d826aedc8b288a0635fb8.jpg

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#23 Australasian Pipet (maybe???) 

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#25 Australian ShelduckDSC09163.jpg.a9993ccf63058e88c3adac261b7f594f.jpgDSC09169.jpg.7c1146d1d38def5634fd2e0ddfdd418f.jpg690239973_DSC091282.jpg.f577adadbd47cc5c3855351b0da4eb64.jpg

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#26 Yellow-Billed Spoonbill. Not a great photo will continue to work to capture this one continues to elude me.

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I will try to keep them coming @PeterHG, have been held up a little lately as my two boys have been doing a fair bit of Bodyboarding and love photos of the day. I am also sharing the time on the camera as my wife is beginning to practice in preperation for upcoming safari.

Thanks for your comment  I appreciate it.

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elefromoz

@Ratdcoops, another welcome, I hope you've got a Plan B for the kids sports, you may not have any time for that now;).   Ive only been at this for a couple of years so am no expert, but, pretty sure #2 is a New Holland as well. The White Cheeked has a....white cheek, a big white patch. Which part of Aus (N,S,E,W) are you?

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Hey @elefromoz. I am from the south west of Western Australia.

I struggled with that second one I originally identified it as New Holland but wasn't happy as the eye was so different and the beak slightly different. I am using THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA, and it mentions that it differs from New Holland with dark brown eye and lack of white tips on outer tail feathers. It has a picture identifying race gouldi (whatever that means).

I am entirely not sure so would be happy to correct if this is wrong

Thanks for your comment, eager to hear what you think.

 

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Galana
3 hours ago, Ratdcoops said:

#23 Australasian Pipet (maybe???) 

Well its a Pipit and in Australia so why the heck not??:o

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elefromoz

@Ratdcoops, well now I'm thinking you may be right, I never looked at the eye, rather just the absence of the "white cheek", so Im completely confused. Hopefully @Geoff can clarify when he has time? 

14 hours ago, Ratdcoops said:

I am from the south west of Western Australia.

 

Good to know, Im in Perth but spend a fair bit of time there myself. I'll be seeing if I can recognise where the photos are taken.

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#27 Nankeen FalconDSC09676.jpg.2197fa172133579816add40ae44ff58b.jpg

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#28 Splendid Fairy WrenDSC09640.jpg.b326abe177549e0fb37eecc990f35fbf.jpg

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Great to share with somebody from the same area of the world @elefromoz. Most of my birds have been spotted in the Bunbury/Leschenault area with a few from further south around Augusta.

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On 7/1/2018 at 12:26 PM, Ratdcoops said:

It has a picture identifying race gouldi (whatever that means).

Coming in as a total novice to Aussie birds but is not Gouldii named for John Gould) sometimes called the Moustached Honeyeater? A race of White-cheeked but without the er full white cheek but more  a moustache and resident in the SW of Oz.. The lack of white iris and location would point me to that bird if it was my photo. Just sayin!;)

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