Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Give Us The Bird - 22nd Nov

It's a more normal time of the day for posting.....so here is DAY TWO of Sarge's great event:

So you guys know that I've been goin' through my mum's holiday snap-shots and thought you might like to see some Aussie birds for yourselves.

Hey - in yesterdays post we asked if you could "spot the FAKE", but obviously that was real difficult, because no-one guessed it, or were so unsure, that you were too scared to guess. Now concentrate everybuddy........you CAN do it........... spot the FAKE today!!! No zoo shots today - these were all out in the open wilds!

PICTURE A: This beautiful pigeon is called a Wompoo (really, honest) and mum thinks it's the most precarious nest she has ever seen. Look at that big bird and the frail lookin' nest! Imagine bein' the egg!!!!!!

PICTURE B: Dad feedin' a hungry Peacock just out of Darwin, Northern Territory. He looks hungry huh?

PICTURE C: A well behaved Galah outside a roadhouse.

PICTURE D: This little Kingfisher is high on mum's favourites list. She loves the way it's shaped like a Kookaburra, but is smaller and has beautiful blue colourings. This one flew down and sat on a light fitting of their caravan site in the Daintree Rainforest area.

PICTURE E: Again in the tropics, these little birds were in the trees - they are Metallic Starlings, see  they have vibrant red eyes, and the black feathers have a lovely shiny, greeny, chameleon colour.

PICTURE F: The Australian Black Swan with two babies. This was taken at The Entrance, coastal N.S.W.

PICTURE G: A gorgeous vibrant Australian King Parrot.

PICTURE H: The unusual Helmeted Friar, check out the head! Again found in the Australian tropics.

OK - that's day two taken care of. Hope you enjoyed our birds! More tomorrow!    Bye for now.


  1. Well we will guess that C is the fake, but we are still amazed by the beautiful coloring and variations of your birds.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. HEY.... THERE you ARE... I kept tryin and tryin and couldn't get your blog to come up. I even EMAILED Sarge and told him to tell YOU that I couldn't see your post... THEN I was able to get in to talk to Stella and Rory so I asked THEM to let you know that I wasn't being a Slacker. WHEW.

    I totally LOVE the Kingfisher... and at FURST I thought it was another kookaburra. Amazing how much they look alike.
    My mom always said that she would LOVE to visit OZ to see a Platypus... butt NOW she wants to see all the BIRDS...
    Such a GORGEOUS post... butt I can NOT find a Fake Bird.
    You are good at hiding stuffs.

  3. Hi Rubie, more great photos of our Aussie birds. We hate to think of the sound that Galah would make hehehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  4. yes rubie, we were really unsure which was the obvious fake...bol!

    but i'm gonna guess today, and i think it's picture c.

    oh, and that kingfisher, BEAUTIFUL!! mom loooves that shade of blue.

  5. Hello Ruby!

    What BeOOtiful bird fotos! I am so very happy to finally meet you too! I just know dat we will be good furiends in no time at all! :) Make sure you come back and visit me...'kay?

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  6. I am going to take a wild guess ...the fake is C???? Gosh, you have some lovely birds here. I especially like the little kingfisher.

    Your pal, Pip

  7. Hey Rubie, your Mom's bird shots are just fantastic! All the birds are beautiful, especially the colorful ones and one of them is always outside my window - the metallic starlings or asian glossy starlings. So thrilled about that. Looking forward to more birdie pics from yr Mom, have a nice, nice day!

  8. We thought we were to pick out the picture that your Mum DIDN'T really take!!! Not the fake bird....we're dills!

    We have plain friar birds here...those knobs on their beaks are very strange.

    Great pictures.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  9. Hey Rubie!
    Wow, another amazing post! I think that pix C must be fake because that diner is waaaaay to small for that birdie! BOL We have kingfishers here too, but not a bright as yours. You have some amazing birdies fur sure. That red one is super-brilliant! Thanks so much for a second edition for my event. :)
    Grr and a Chirping Woof,
    Sarge, COP


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