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Hi all

 

Thanks to your encouragement I am going to have an attempt at a big (or more likely small-medium) year.  I'm not expecting huge numbers as life keeps me pretty busy, but hey why not give it a go.  

 

So from what I have ascertained so far the rules look something like this

  • take photos of as many species of birds as you can in a year
  • id them and post the photos here
  • birds must be wild
  • the quality of the photos doesn't matter much
  • if you get to 500 you get bragging rights and much adoration 

 

Does that sound about right? 

 

Question do feral species count?   

 

Ok away we go,

 

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I'll start with some I took on a recent trip to Victoria to visit my parents and the inlaws - oh thinking now of all those common species I didn't bother to shoot :(

 

These first few are from Lake Wendoree in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

 

1) Eurasian Coot

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You also have to be prepared for some good humoured ribbing too. Have fun, that’s what it’s all about!

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4 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

You also have to be prepared for some good humoured ribbing too. Have fun, that’s what it’s all about!

 

Oh I'm all good with that :D

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2) Australian Black Swan

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3) Pacific Black Duck

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4) Purple Swamphen

 

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39 minutes ago, shazdwn said:

Hi all

 

Thanks to your encouragement I am going to have an attempt at a big (or more likely small-medium) year.  I'm not expecting huge numbers as life keeps me pretty busy, but hey why not give it a go.  

 

So from what I have ascertained so far the rules look something like this

  • take photos of as many species of birds as you can in a year
  • id them and post the photos here
  • birds must be wild
  • the quality of the photos doesn't matter much
  • if you get to 500 you get bragging rights and much adoration 

 

Does that sound about right? 

 

Question do feral species count?   

 

Ok away we go,

 


glad you took my hint @shazdwn

 

Sounds about right. if you could also  say where and when they were seen...

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Daylesford Lake, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

5) Eastern Spinebill

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Daylesford Lake, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

6) Australian Wood Duck

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You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020.  We went looking for koalas (which we found) but also spotted a couple of birds along the way.

 

7) New Holland Honeyeater

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You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020.

 

8) White-naped Honeyeater

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You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020.

 

9) Superb Fairy-wren

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You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

10) White-winged Chough - with mud nest built high in the branches of a gum tree

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Lake Wendoree, Ballarat, Victoria - Jan 2020

 

11) Silver Gulls - having a squabble

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Lake Wendoree, Ballarat, Victoria - Jan 2020

 

12) Whiskered Tern

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Lake Wendoree, Ballarat, Victoria - Jan 2020

 

13) Pacific Heron

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Ouyen, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

14) Spiney-cheeked Honeyeater

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Ouyen, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

15) Mistletoebird

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Murray-Sunset National Park, Mallee Region, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

16) Blue Bonnet

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Murray-Sunset National Park, Mallee Region, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

17) Australian Magpie

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Underbool, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

18) Crested Pigeon

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Murray-Sunset National Park, Mallee Region, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

19) Nankeen or Australian Kestrel (not my best ever shot :P)

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Underbool, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

20) Yellow-throated Miner

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Ouyen, Victoria, Australia - Jan 2020

 

21) White-plumed Honeyeater

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