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Birds in the Garden

how about a group about the different birds that come into our gardens?

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Comment by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on July 21, 2010 at 10:06am
Elizabeth - love the bird shots - but really love your yard and surroundings! Looks very warm and charming.
Comment by CathyV on July 21, 2010 at 9:59am
Great photos everyone! Have fun with your new camera Cathy. Elizabeth, maybe your hummer is wearing hot pink lipstick! Ah woodpeckers, haven't seen ANY for quite a while and they are usually around. Love the Red Belly Woodpecker. I see them when I visit the family in PA.
Comment by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on July 21, 2010 at 9:51am
OK - last ogle over new camera. This is cropped only!

Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 21, 2010 at 9:45am
Love the woodpecker, don't see them here---at least at my home!
Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 21, 2010 at 9:40am
That is the camera I bought as well and it is awesome, just luv it too---good luck and have fun
Comment by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on July 21, 2010 at 9:38am
I've been looking for a good, small, easily portable camera and think I finally found it. I love my DSLR but it isn't perfect for a number of venues. I bought the Canon Powershot SX210 IS. Here is one of my first photos - unretouched and uncropped. I am totally impressed!

Comment by Paulette Griffith on July 21, 2010 at 9:36am
Good Morning to all--what a treat to have all these great pics Thanks!
Comment by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on July 21, 2010 at 9:31am
What incredible birds Bernadette! It's what we have to pay to see at zoos! I am anxious to make a road trip into Georgia for a photo safari, but it has been dangerously hot here with no end in site.
Comment by CathyV on July 21, 2010 at 8:47am
I can't think of a better way to start the day than by checking out this site. Great photos!
Comment by Bernadette (Zone 11 Australia) on July 21, 2010 at 7:02am
These magnificent birds are regular visitors to our place here in north-eastern Australia. They are loud and raucous ... you can hear them long before you see them! They are the large Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus banksi macrorhynchus.

Here's the male ... he is jet black, with a broad band of bright red in his tail and a dark grey beak.


Here's the female ... she is a duller black, with yellow speckles on the head and breast, and yellow patches in her tail. Her beak is whitish in colour.


Around my place they are a common sight throughout the year ... and we often see groups of male/female pairs feasting on the seeds or fruits of our Eucalyptus or Acacia trees.

 

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