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Backyard Avians

Postby roughbarked » Sat May 04, 2013 1:33 pm

I suppose we do need such a thread. Hope you agree.

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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby mollwollfumble » Sat May 04, 2013 5:59 pm

Videos?

It used to be that videos of Australian backyard birds on the web were very rare, but photos were everywhere. So I set up a web site. This was before Youtube.

What bird videos have you put on the web?
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby roughbarked » Sat May 04, 2013 11:12 pm

mollwollfumble wrote:Videos?

It used to be that videos of Australian backyard birds on the web were very rare, but photos were everywhere. So I set up a web site. This was before Youtube.

What bird videos have you put on the web?


If you are asking me, none.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby fsm » Sat May 04, 2013 11:31 pm

A Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) that was hanging around at lunchtime today.

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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Jonathan Tea Time » Thu May 16, 2013 7:32 pm

Here's some photos taken whilst on holiday earlier this year in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Blue Jay

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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Helix » Thu May 16, 2013 8:48 pm

Dang! I can't see the images. Is that a problem at my end?

I was looking forward to seeing them.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby ilago » Thu May 16, 2013 9:47 pm

It may be because of the Dropbox URL.

It should be possible to use the gallery here to upload the images. There's a thread at the top of the forum page explaining how to use the gallery.

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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby fsm » Thu May 16, 2013 10:03 pm

Yes, it's a Dropbox issue, you can only share images that are stored in your public folder on Dropbox. As Ilago mentioned, it's probably easier to use your gallery on this forum.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Jonathan Tea Time » Fri May 17, 2013 8:54 am

OK second time lucky.

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All spotted at the backyard feeder of friends in St Francois Xavier, Winnipeg, Canada. Early April this year.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Jonathan Tea Time » Fri May 17, 2013 9:01 am

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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby justjj » Fri May 17, 2013 9:03 am

Seeing new bird life is one of the BIG bonuses of traveling isn't it
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Well, seeing new creatures of all kinds.

We need a separate travelers thread to not hijack this one; did you head up to any glacier country or national parks generally?
It's a big country and time is always limited, I know.
So, back on topic

One of the birds in my backyard
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It's a local Treecreeper .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treecreeper and "shameless self promotion" as they say; this is a story about one of the treecreepers in my backyard here.

http://thispatchofremnantscrub.blogspot ... eeper.html
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Helix » Fri May 17, 2013 10:46 am

Lovely, Mr Teatime!

And blue jays are such pretty birds.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Helix » Fri May 17, 2013 11:02 am

Good photo, justjj. Those treecreepers are terribly difficult to photograph. (IME, that is. I've yet to get a decent pic.)

Just one thing, the Australian treecreepers belong to a different family from the N Hemisphere ones. Our lot are in an unrelated family, Climacteridae, whereas the N Hemisphere ones are in Certhiidae. They look very similar.

The Wikipedia link for the Aus ones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_treecreeper
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Jonathan Tea Time » Fri May 17, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi justjj unfortunately, our focus was on Curling so our sight seeing in Canada was limited to the rinks and environs. We were lucky to be staying in a semi rural location whilst we were in Winnipeg. We did have some free time in Vancouver and Toronto, and did manage to make it to the Niagara falls.

You're not wrong about the new creatures :)

This guys not avian but he sure was cute
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and didn't get an ID on this one
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Helix » Fri May 17, 2013 2:16 pm

I think that looks like a house finch. It's one of those species that's been expanding its range in N America.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby Jonathan Tea Time » Fri May 17, 2013 2:36 pm

Helix wrote:I think that looks like a house finch. It's one of those species that's been expanding its range in N America.


Ah ha, I think you might be right. Certainly very similar to the Google images.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby justjj » Fri May 17, 2013 6:36 pm

Those are lovely shots Jonathan Tea Time.
Gotta love birds.
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Re: Backyard Avians

Postby roughbarked » Fri May 17, 2013 7:14 pm

justjj wrote:Those are lovely shots Jonathan Tea Time.
Gotta love birds.



Indeed.
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