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101. Hardhead, Vasse 7/9/20

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102. Grey Fantail, Canebrake Pool 7/9/20

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103. Pacific Gull, Cape Naturaliste, 8/9/20

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and a few repeats, Pink eared Duck babies

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Red winged Fairy Wren

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splendid Fairy Wren, 50 shades of blue

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and when the Birds are a bit slow, there's always something happening

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and closer to home, our resident Tawney Frogmouth is back on the nest. Hopefully we'll see babies in a few weeks

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Soukous

super Fairy Wrens

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pedro maia

Congrats on the century, the male splendid wren looks like he got out of an ink bath, incredible.

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Congratulations on the 100. Here's to the next one.

 

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Great additions and congratulations on your 💯 

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PeterHG

Congrats on #100 ! As others have said: great Fairy Wren pictures, but there's much more to enjoy in your additions!

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Peter Connan

Beautiful birds, beautiful photos and congratulations on the century.

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Tdgraves

Sorry, so busy “liking” didn’t notice the numbers. Congrats on the century.

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michael-ibk

Congratulations on #100, great birds you have there! What kind of snake is that? 

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Kitsafari

Congrats on the century! amazing how those ibises crowd into that nest. 

 

Really love those fairy wrens in their stunning coats. We didn't get to see them in their splendid colours, so it's still a goal to be accomplished when we get there. 

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Thanks everyone, its been a slow plod to 100, fits and starts

On 9/16/2020 at 5:10 PM, Galana said:

Congratulations on the 100. Here's to the next one.

 

:)Thanks, I'll give it my best shot

 

On 9/19/2020 at 1:27 AM, michael-ibk said:

What kind of snake is that? 

 

Funnily enough, pretty sure its a Legless Lizard,a common Scaly Foot, still frightened the heck out of me when it slithered out, Snakes are waking up and very active at the moment and getting sighted frequently. Snakes definitely top my fear meter.

On 9/19/2020 at 10:36 AM, Kitsafari said:

Really love those fairy wrens in their stunning coats. We didn't get to see them in their splendid colours, so it's still a goal to be accomplished when we get there. 

I really hope your goal becomes real

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First a few  "normally never even noticed' Birds

104.   Mallard, 17/9/20.  Northam, and photo bombing Gull just to make the photo a bit more interesting

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105. Mute Swan, introduced in the 1800s and a small flock have survived, they are a great Tourist drawcard so are monitored carefully (even more so than some of our own local Birds)

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106. Rock Dove

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Soukous

Don't worry Elaine, we're all counting them this year. 

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Slowly but surely and this year EVERY Bird literally Counts.

Even cross bred Mallards and lost Racing Pigeons akas Feral Pigeons.;)

 

INtersting about Mute Swans. You have our White birds and we have your Black ones. What does that tell us?

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16 hours ago, Galana said:

Even cross bred Mallards and lost Racing Pigeons akas Feral Pigeons.

:DShameless lot aren't we

 

Time to get serious again and post a real Bird. We've just taken another 3 day road trip of about 1200kms through the Wheatbelt, focussing on Rocky outcrops to climb (hike up) And yes, its getting tougher to find new Birds.

 

107. White Eared Honeyeater, Totagen Rock, Merriden, 18/9/20 (a lifer)

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108. Brown Goshawk, Merriden Peak, 18/9/20.  I have tortured myself enough hours trying to decide on Collared Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk to realise even the experts have trouble separating, and disagree, so Ive gone with the latter.

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109. Purple Crowned Lorikeet, Mt Walker, 18/9/20.  Tricky to get a picture as they always have their face buried in the blossoms at the top of a tall Eucalypt (a lifer)

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110. White Fronted Chat (M and F) Wave Rock, 19/9/20

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Male with his bill choc full of bugs

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111. Regent Parrot. Dumbleyung Lake, 21/9/20  We chased these swift little parrots for days and finally caught up with one just as we were leaving, a lifer for me

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and a few repeats, improved photos, or just because they're cute

Spiny cheeked Honeyeater

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Australian Hobby

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Elegant Parrot

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Red-capped Robin

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58 minutes ago, elefromoz said:

:DShameless lot aren't we

My lips are sealed.

Good to get out and find lifers. FWIW I think your call on the Sparrowhawk is correct.

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Kitsafari

congrats on getting such a great shot of your lifer - the elegant parrot is beautiful. is their range limited to that area?

 

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Soukous
1 hour ago, elefromoz said:

And yes, its getting tougher to find new Birds.

 

I hope you were smiling when you wrote that ... and followed it with 9 great photos of birds that would each be a lifer for me. 

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PeterHG

Wonderful collection of photos, both the additions and the repeats!

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elefromoz
On 9/23/2020 at 5:48 PM, Kitsafari said:

the elegant parrot is beautiful. is their range limited to that area?

 

Kit, the very South West corner of the state really, bushland and farmland within a few hours of Perth, around the southern costal region Busselton round to Albany. 

 

Trickling along, haven't been out much lately. Had an exciting walk at Bibra Lake along a narrow paved path with a Wattlebird hovering right beside us at eye level, doing a Hummingbird impersonation, very entertaining til we saw some movement in the grass beside us, a huge Tiger Snake, that's what was getting the Wattlebird so agitated. Never a dull moment out Birdwatching.

 

 112. Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Bibra Lake, 4/10/20.  

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113. Striated Pardalote  Attadale foreshore, 16/10/20

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and at its nesting hollow, I kept well back to take this shot

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Back in March I posted this photo from my Garden

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Well last week this, I believe there's 2 there, but only one coming out for a look today, new Spring babies

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and a repeat of this fella in spring chorus

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Peter Connan

A  beautiful variety!

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Galana

Cute babies. Well done.

And the Blue chap is stunning.

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Kitsafari

oh look at that mophead of a juve tawny! beautiful additions!(im taking notes)

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Our latest little trip, or "wander out yonder" as our local govt is promoting it in their endeavours to get us all out spending money on local tourism, took us south to where the forrest meets the ocean. To those of you locked down/up, cancelling trips,  I feel for you and am incredibly grateful that we have so far escaped all that here where I live...for the time being.

 

 First from the Coast,   Windy Harbour, 19/10/20

114. Ruddy Turnstone, easy to miss in the seaweed

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115. Sooty Oystercatcher

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116. White Bellied SeaEagle, as usual I was unprepared and it had flown right overhead before I saw it

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and then a few from the Bush, 19/10/20, Pemberton

117. Restless Flycatcher

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118. White Naped Honeyeater

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119. Currawong

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120. White breasted Robin

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and one I'd missed from September

121. Inland Thornbill, Canebrake Pool, 8/9/20

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and a couple of colourful repeats from the garden of the Lodge where we stayed,

Ringneck

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Western Rosella

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Western Whistler, Male

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and Female

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