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A big Aussie Year..or not, Elefromoz

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Happy 2020 to Bird Lovers and Big year participants. I’d had a plan in place for a couple of months, our resident Tawny Frogmouths had 2 Chicks back in November, so exciting and I thought I’d kick start my 2020BY with a photo of the little family of four. Each morning hubby and I would go out and check on the little fellas, boy did they grow fast. One night mid-December we watched them take their inaugural flights, very nerve-wracking for us. Would they crash, would they find their way back, even worse would they fall victim to a local neighbourhood cat! No, they never looked back, soaring around the garden confidently. We were so pleased and proud for their first time parents. And me, I was excited to be opening MBY with such a good photo….except we got up on the 30th December, went out to check on them, and they were all gone. We haven’t seen them since. So to plan b..

1)Rainbow Bee-eater

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Tdgraves

Plan B was almost as good!

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PeterHG

Welcome back with a beautiful start!

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TonyQ
Posted (edited)

A spectacular PLAN B.

Good to see you taking part in 2020!

Edited by TonyQ

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xelas

Plan B works every time! And Frogmouths might return in November! Glad to have you participating also on BY2020, @elefromoz

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Kitsafari

plan B was an excellent fall back plan

 

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michael-ibk

Gorgeous bird to start with, good to have you back!

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Peter Connan

Plan B is a winner!

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elefromoz

@Tdgraves @PeterHG @TonyQ @xelas @Kitsafari @michael-ibk @Peter Connan, thanks all. Its good to be out and about with the camera again, and I have been lurking/stalking TBY. What dawned on me was, how much more I know about Birds now than a few years back. We were in Europe last year and I found myself quite familiar with local "Tits", "Flycatchers", "Thrushes" etc. Thats all down to following along here.

Of course its Summer in Perth now, have to try and catch the migrating Shorebirds whilst they're around. We don't get them in great numbers this far South, so always a treat to see them around the city.

2.Grey-Tailed Tattler  (Pt Dundas, Applecross)

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3. Common Sandpiper

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4. and our emblem, Black Swan

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5. Black Winged Stilt

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Poor young 'un, really having trouble controlling those very long legs!

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elefromoz

6.Just realised I hadn't dated the previous photos, hopefully Im not disqualified for the Year. 

Australian Pelican, 15/1/20, Alfred Cove

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7. New Holland Honeyeater, 16/1/20, Dunsborough garden

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8.Baudins Black Cockatoo (Female) Dunsborough Cemetry, 17/1/20. Ive discovered cemeteries are great birding spots

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(Male, pink eyering)

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9.Common Bronzewing, 17/1/20, Dunsborough garden 

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10. White-browed Scrubwren, 17/1/20, Dunsborough garden, Id shaken off the breadboard earlier and the crumbs were quickly picked off

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11. and some "cafe-birding", birding made even better sitting with a Latte and Banana Bread for breakfast

Red-winged Fairy-wren, Boranup Cafe, 18/1/20

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12. Splendid Fairy-wren (female), Boranup Cafe, 18/1/20

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(male)

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13. Laughing Kookaburra, Boranup Cafe, 18/1/20

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Treepol

@elefromoz beautiful additions.

 

I really like the Red-winged Fairy-wren, a real little charmer.

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michael-ibk

Agree, great Little birds - and photos!

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Kitsafari

I love fairy-wrens and I can't believe that they just turn up at the cafe! next time, i'll bring along cake crumbs......

 

Lovely additions!

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xelas
6 hours ago, elefromoz said:

"cafe-birding",

 

Even better than balcony birding! Lovely birds, all of them!

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Peter Connan

Lovely little birds!

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TonyQ

Excellent additions, we will have to visit your cafe!

Your photos are beautiful

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xelas
2 hours ago, Galana said:

Well it would depend on the balcony and the cafe and who had the corkscrew.:o


I will provide the beer (no need for a corkscrew)and you will provide the birds :D.

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